. Golden Eagle has kind of become an obsession over the last few years, I have several golden eagle feathers and have seen several here. We live in Bald eagle country and seldom does a day go by that we don’t see several bald eagles. But spotting a golden eagle is quite rare so when we do see one it is an event. I called this design “Golden Eagle” because the first time I carved it I carved it in gold, but it has taken on a different personality than the other Eagle designs which are all Bald Eagles. Eagles do not stop growing throughout their lives, so you can tell if an eagle is old because it will be very large. I first met This particular eagle as I was driving to Ferndale I glanced at the field off to my right and noticed an eagle on the ground surrounded by ravens. I then did one of those classic cartoon double takes and stopped the car. What I saw was the most enormous eagle I have ever seen surrounded by bald eagles. She was so large that the bald eagles were about the same proportion to her as ravens would be to bald eagles. WOW! She was huge!
A note about the Mokume gane inlay material; it was made by James Binnion and is copper and iron fused together then forged and twisted and other wise manipulated to make the wood grain pattern. Mokume gane is literally wood grain metal.