When I received this I was amazed at the size! This is the real deal. We used it to cut through meat and tested it out on a bone that one of our dogs had been eating and it cut with no trouble! There is a rubber piece that goes on the blade for safety and to keep the nice sharp. The handle is made really good too. It has a nice grip and fits in my hand which is small as well as my husbands hand which is bigger very well. The blade is a 9-1/8 & quot blade. The blade is finished with satin polish that resists corrosion and pitting. This cleaver weighs 2.6lbs. This cleaver is heavy duty, durable, and made very well.