Ivory Bear Knife

This build was created to celebrate conservation.  In 2022 at the first annual Black Bear Bonanza we began coordinating on doing a special knife build to honor the conservation efforts and the icon of the North American wilderness, the black bear.  Clay Newcomb donated the right femur of the largest black bear that he has ever taken, named Batman.  Brad Green trapped beaver on a public land pond in Arkansas, fleshed, and tanned the tail.  I created a knife pattern specifically to utilize these materials to be raffled off at the 2023 Black Bear Bonanza.

A group photo with Clay Newcomb (left), Michael Huff (center), and Garrett Polk (right). Clay donated the bone in the handle to me, I made the knife, and now it belongs to Michael.