in its entire lenght measures, on mine as is finished 8 inches. This depends on how much fitting would be involved in the halfting. I really did not need to make any adjustments in fitting as there was one direction in the placement of the slot in the haft that fit almost perfectly straight. any kit usually requires very minor fitting, this is a part of the learning experience. The instructions are very simply set forward as to give the best pleasure in producing an item to be proud of for years to come. length of the stone, this can very none are going to be exatcly alike so you can be assured that each peice is as induvidual as you and iare made in varing minor lengths and widths. My blade is app 4and one half inches long from point tip to halfting but. Width is 1.5 inches from halft and tapers gently to tip or point. I hope that my answer may help those who aspire. BUT REMBER NEVER GIVE UP> thank you JB. Many Blessings. Have patience dont hurry and keep the faith.
Answered on 5/16/2011 by Jim Beginner from Rathdrum Idaho