I have one very similar to this. It's made from a BUSH-HOG blade and don't have the fancy ring pummel on the end, although I like that and may add it. I made my handle from oak wood that i cut myself ( tree I mean, I cut down the tree and found great grain in some of the bits). Unfortunate I learned my first knife handle lesson with that wood.. never pin wood onto anything GREEN. It cracked and split. bummer it was so pretty.