I’m very excited to finish this latest knife. Mostly because of the amazing handle. This is stabilized, spaulted and dyed box elder with orange, red, green, black and other colors on 440c stainless steel with handmade mosaic pins. This photo doesn’t do this knife justice. It was a very custom build in that it the handle was formed to the customers grip and exact blade request. This santoku has a large rocking pattern that is conducive to the chef’s needs. I love this knife!