I hand forged this knife out of a railroad spike. I made this for a friend that works for the Alaska Railroad. This is a made to order item. You can have name etched in the blade and a symbol etched in the end of the handle. This knife has a cube twist, but if you desire I can do a different twist like a pineapple twist, cable twist or standard twist. The edge is hand sharpened to a razor sharp edge. Railroad spikes are a medium carbon steel and will hold an edge but not be a high performance skinning knife. This would be a great gift for that special person in your life (etching is extra). Please feel free to contact me with any questions. If you have a custom item you would like please send me a message, I would love to accommodate your need.