Handle is tight and secure. 7.75" blade and 12.5" long total. This is a fine example of a Native American weapon of war and utilitarian object in one. If you have a question, please ask.Good luck and God bless the USA! The item "Original Mid Century Sioux Indian Dag Knife Paddle Handle Old Blade Pewter Inlay" is in sale since Saturday, March 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Weapons". The seller is "realroughriders" and is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This item can be shipped worldwide.