My friends Scott and Kathy Griffith, wonderful woodworkers, turners and artists, from Dragon Eye Creations at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire met up with me a few days ago at a local restaurant and Scott had a beautiful chunk of partially charred oak sitting on the table before him. He must have known it’s the sort of “unusual” that piques my curiosity. To make a long story short, the handle from this knife is made from the lid of a Jack Daniels aging barrel. While oak isn’t an exotic wood that one normally places on a fine blade, this particular piece not only has a story but has a character to make something truly unique in this world. Thanks again Scott for the great find!