Hand carved finish on all surfaces.
A fine sharp laminated knife was used over the
whole knotty twisted grain.
The texture is in keeping with my favourite wood, Yew.
Wedged with Holly.
Note I personally collected ALL the wood from the woods myself.
Dried it over the years...
I have been inspired by the surface of some
Japanese Blacksmith hammers
and the style of a cool mallet I saw recently.
This handle design should of course be very strong as
nature designed the branch to withstand similar forces,
straight grain throughout.
I used tools I made myself to make it.
Something quite nice about that.
Do I need another plane adjusting mallet?