It's unusual to find sturdy folders this long. This is one of the very few that we have discovered. Many are on the "thin blade" side, which limits their usefulness. This one has 5" long sturdy blade 5/8" wide with a solid back lock. It's long and strong at the same time and we like it a lot. Pakkawood grips, overall length closed 6 - 1/4". There's a lanyard hole for security.