Whew! I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I decided to make a dagger. This is the second dagger I had ever made, and the learning curve was steep to say the least. I chose the blade length based on human anatomy; it is 5.5 inches to reach the aorta of an average size human in a frontal attack, I added a little extra for thick clothes. The half-tang dagger has an OAL of 12.5 inches with a blade length of 6.75 inches. The coffin handle is versatile, used with either left or right hand. It is flat, so one can index the blade (or a blind tactile reference) without looking for the cutting edge for close work. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Fairbairn, but this one is mine. The hand guard is stainless and the scales are black micarta with a red micarta liner, the horizontal red and black block I made from micarta. Again, the pins represent the miniguns I carried, and the red and black are the colors of the 6 Guns.