I was approached by a customer to make something for his friends 60th birthday. He works on boats, and he wanted me to incorporate that in the theme. The only spec he gave me was that he wanted a 6″ blade. The handle is diver salvaged flame birch from Superior, antler with a very modest bit of scrimshaw, and anchor chain for the bolster. I really like being able to give people something special that will most likely be passed down generation to generation.