Blade was forged from a 3/8 inch round (not flat) bar of 5160 spring steel. Oil quench with soft back torch draw heat treatment. Roger put a lot of extra effort into the carving details of the handle, finishing it off with India ink. In Roger's words he really likes "the fishy shape of this blade with the high humped clip", which is found 3 inches back from the tip. The Scagel style sheath was handmade by Roger and has a 2-piece laminate back panel with a hand carved/painted "Cattail" design on the front panel. Incredible workmanship and artistry.