This is an early doll sized pocket knife, and what a wonderful addition it would make to your doll trunk! I believe that it is made from pot metal or some other light weight metal. The handle is painted gold. It measures slightly over 1 1/2 inch when closed. It does not completely close, as shown in my photos. It is probably from the 20s as most of the doll items that I found recently where in a doll trunk from the 20s.