A true collaboration between my dogs and self. Like most of the antler and bone I use in knife hilts, this chunk was brought back by my dogs. Unlike most pieces they bring back, this one was gnawed on quite a bit. Chocolate labs dont usually chew what they retrieve, so I wonder if maybe another critter got this one before the dogs did. No bother, I filled the chew marks with pewter and created a really unique piece. I think it looks kin to the Borg from Star Trek.
At five and three quarters inches long, this is a truly unique piece. The blade is high carbon spring steal hardened and tempered to about 58 on the Rockwell hardness scale.