Materials come and go and I though that this one was long gone. When I returned to my shop after my long break I stumbled upon this unexpected bar of Stud. You have striations if rich butterscotch tan, slate purple/gray, and jet black. It sounds odd but it really, really works. As to the shape, I decided to take one of my very favorites as a starting point, the Katsu, and allow my hands and mind to roam free as I carved. I need to do that more often. Includes a black buckskin leather pouch by Neil Flancbaum.