This razor-edged tool forms perfect, identical 1/4" beads, one right after the other. No chatter, no splintering, no chipping, and, best yet, no guessing about the size. Sharpening is a snap. Just hone the flat side with a flat honing stone. Tool has a 9" long ash handle and is approximately 14" long overall. High Speed Steel (HSS) blades. England.