"Crazy Ladder" pattern Damascus high carbon steel
Yellow Box Elder Burl
A Yellow Sapphire graded IF (which is the highest grade given and
means the gemstone is internally flawless and free of inclusions)
top of blade and liners
The Woolly Rhinoceros is an extinct species of Rhinoceros that was common throughout Europe
and northern Asia during the Pleistocene which lasted from 2.5
million to 11,700 years ago. This animal became extinct because of
several reasons including hunting, climate change, and diseases. The
Woolly Rhinoceros coexisted with the Woolly Mammoth and both
sometimes shared the same forage areas. The Woolly Rhinoceros used
in the knife handles came from Siberia. Most of these fossils come
from native people who collect them on river banks and from various
digging sites. This particular piece used for the knife handle has lots
cracks/crevices for character.
Elder is a fast growing tree that was often planted as a shade tree
and for windbreaks. The wood is plain but sometimes
Box Elder produces a burl in which the grain is radically deformed because of some
stress or damage and makes small birdseye knots. This burl wood is highly figured.
The Box Elder Burl I use in my knives comes from a storm-damaged
tree that was part of the original trees planted during the Mormon
migration to Utah.
This particular piece has been dyed yellow to provide a nice
contrast to the Fossil Woolly Rhinoceros Bone.
With: Knife Stand and Pouch