This knife was a special order from the beginning.  Steve and the customer were looking at the piece of Beech and noticed the stain that resembled a wolf.  So, the customer commissioned it on the spot.  The wolf changed shape a little bit, as wood has a tendency to do when you start shaping and sanding, but is still there. The back side resembles a bird’s beak.

The blade is 5160 with a mustard finish and edge hardened.  The butt cap is mokume.  There is cross hatch file work on the spine and 2 mosaic pins. The third pin was custom designed to look more like an animal’s eye.  Red, white and blue spacers give the piece a patriotic touch.