The blade is forged of Aldo Bruno's 1095, clay-hardened under the supervision of Matt Venier. The handle is carved moose antler, cow horn, desert ironwood Jeff Pringle found, and stacked birch bark that my uncle collected. The ferrule is silver and the pommel cap is salvaged wrought iron from Warner, New Hampshire.
The leather is tooled using only a knife and punches that I forged and filed out of 1084 (except my lantern touchmark). All organic materials are fully sealed with a beeswax-linseed oil mix, for misty morning contemplations and solitary transcendence of time.