This is a Hand-Forged file knife, made for heavy work like splitting wood or kindling. The blade is 8 inches long and an inch and a quarter wide, with a short, wedge edge bevel to support heavy abuse and work. The blade itself was forged out of a large metal file.
The handle is affixed with hollow brass pins, and features a full-tang construction with wood scales and an oil finish. The tang also ends in a metal loop for hanging the knife from a hook or a piece of cordage to attach to a belt or backpack.
I liken this tool to a froe for splitting small logs, and have done extensive testing in that field of work. This piece is sure to hold up to your use and abuse.