The blade is convex ground for good food release and ease of cut through the thin tip. The spine, although nicely tapered, retains strength and resists flex in this grind.
The western (yo) handle is made from nicely figured AZ Ironwood, blond buffalo horn, and spacers for accent. The handle has been treated with a varnish/oil finish and has a wonderful silky smooth feel to it. The size of this handle would be considered neither big nor small - maybe just right.