Ted made this knife for me sometime around 1976. In his letter to me about this knife, he told me it was the last knife he would make with white linen micarta because he could not get white without the little black specks visible in the handle. I mentioned it in another post and Vern Wimmer showed some interest, so I told Him I would shoot it and post the results. BTW - if anyone has an idea how to remove permanent marker from the handle, I would appreciate the suggestions.