Weight on my scale is 3.6 oz. The handle is just under 4 inches. I wear size large gloves so I normally don't buy fixed blade knives with handles under 4 inches, but I wanted to try this knife. What a surprise! The ergonomics are nothing less than outstanding for my hand. The best I have ever felt. I will unquestionably use this knife as a primary blade, depending on the circumstances. Mine came scary sharp. Thirty seconds on the red strop, and the edge came up to my personal standard of vertically cutting free hanging phone book paper smoothly. The only other knife company that has achieved that for me is True Saber. Most knives don't even come close. It took fifteen months to get this knife, but for me it was worth the wait. When the knife finally came, the quality and craftsmanship were so high I understood the wait. This is the best knife in its class I have ever encountered, and I was not expecting that.