This is an old ball ping hammer that was hand forged into a small hatchet. The metal from the hammer was heated and formed into a blade for a hatchet similar to the process on Forged In Fire. The total length of the hatchet is 14-1/4 inches. This is a really unique item and perfect for that person who loves to collect unique knives or tools. We are a Father and Son team from Alabama who use our backyard forge to create unique pieces.