I love this stuff. It's slightly dyed to bring out the swirls and speckles... one of my favorite looks.
eta: helps if I include the image.
Very nice looking. Please forgive my ignorance, but what material is it made of?
Box Elder wood, in this case, part of a root burl so you get the cool grain structures.
Nice wood. Now lets wee the rest of the knife
Oddly enough, right now it's the header on my site. There's another pic on there from a few days back before clear coating and final sanding finishing of the handle, but it's a lousy pic. The handle's the only thing really spectacular about it. Otherwise it's just a nice commercial AUS8 blade I happen to like and have good experience with.
I think box elder is my favorite burl, particularly when dyed. Bill Akers just did some really nice knives with a deeply dyed box elder that really stands out as well. Something about the variety in the pattern, the elegance...
ETA: more Box Elder eye candy. This one's a blade I made from Aldo's 1084, 1/8" thick. It's paring knife sized. A buddy bought it to go with the box elder handled kitchen knife I gave him for Christmas. That one was a lot like the top pic but without mosaic, just 3/16" stainless pins.
Great work, I really like those nice clean designs.