The 1 3/4" rolling knife is a great knife for doing details work on carvings. The blade is a little skinnier than some of the other knifes and allows you to "roll" out of your cut. The tip is nice and fine as well to allow you to carve the most intricate details. With a 1 3/4" blade length (6 1/2" overall) this knife has enough reach to get into your tight, hard to reach areas. As with all the OCC Shipley style knives the blade is sharpened very flat, holds a great edge, and is easy to maintain. This really is a great knife!