The pattern of the Gransfors Broad Axe and the handle is based on old Swedish logging techniques for squaring logs and structural timber of all kinds. There is sufficient space between the "blade's beard" and the handle for your fingers. Right-angled handle provides extra room for a left-handed person's knuckles away from the cutting line of the log. Straight scissored sharpened - right, 7" face, 20" length, weight 3½ lb. Limited Availability - Can Take Up To 1 Year!