John Doyle has made a few hunting knives that really captured my eye and inspired me to finally get off my keester and make a hidden tang knife with guard, a first for me. His knives are works of art, especially the handle and guard work. Anyway, blade steel is 61HRC A-2 tool steel with some serious carbide banding! Reminds me of "wootz" steel. Handle is made from a decent piece of Koa. It's not a killer piece of wood, but it looks nice enough. Thanks for checking it out!