This knife has been months in the process. The blade is made of a delicious piece of Alibates flint from Texas. It exemplifies the simple splendor of stone. Now for the handle - it is moose antler with a pommel cap of dyed, stabilized curly maple and guard laminations of birch. Why this choice? It's primarily because of the wolf that I chose to scrim on the handle. Wolves of Michigan and the North country have a unique relationship of checks and balances with the moose. Those checks and balances often take place in the immediate presence of lofty sentinels - the maple and birch forests which provide the setting for this ongoing drama. They all simply belong together.