These things are difficult to build. I actually copied the design from an existing oyster knife and finally, on my 3rd try it came out right. I built this for an old high school pal of mine who wanted to give this knife as a gift to his brother-in-law. It needed to be in Colorado University colors so we did Texas Ebony w/ a brass bolster and pins. Again, not an easy build but I’m always up for a challenge. Also, I tell people I can build you any knife you want if you have enough time and money.