Here's a little dagger I just finished. This is my first dagger, and first attempt at inlay work. The knife is 7" overall length, with a satin finished blade of D2 steel. The handle material is African Blackwood, with freshwater mother of pearl inlays from the Concho River near San Angelo, TX. I fashioned the inlay pieces from raw shells, like the one in the picture. Consider this the forerunner of a major "skunk works" project my brother and I are working on.