I love birch. It is the best wood. It is sooooo useful. Among its almost endless uses is in knife handles. Stacked birch is warm and beautiful and is probably my favorite technique for hidden handle tang knives. It is messy and we do not make many non full tang knives so I do not get much chance to make them. I ended up holding onto these sliver bolster and end cap sets which were a fairly expensive impulse buys early on in our knife making when we were making lots of Scandie style knives. Finally I decided to do something with them. Blade is damascus. handle is birch bark , malachite and faux ivory. Enjoy! There will be another in 1095 coming in the near future.