The Dymondwood Ulu is a knife that's very handy in the kitchen! The steel is a 440 c stainless, made in Alaska! Leroy Barlip III, an Alaskan Native and Tribe member, handcrafts the handle from a wodd impregnated with a type of plastic which prevents from grease and oil damage to your Ulu. The colors and stands vary. Great for fine chopping and herbs its similar to the knife Italians use called mezzaluna for their fine pesto sauce making. Approx 5"tall with stand, knife is just over 5.5"wide.