Hand-forged railroad spike knife with a snakeskin pattern. If you are a snake lover or collector of unique snake items, then this knife is for you. This knife was forged from a legally-purchased railroad spike. The spike was then heated and hammered to form the snake head portion then the handle was twisted and a chisel used to mark the handle with a snake pattern. The total length of the knife is right at 9 inches. This knife would make a cool gift for that hard to buy for person on your list. This item was forged by hand by a Father and Son team out of Alabama.