This skinner was forged from 52100/1095/15n20. The 52100 came from a large roller bearing taken from a CAT front end loader. After doing these steels the 52100 and 15n20 are similar enough that they don't differentiate well, the 1095 shows up as the dark material.
The handle is stabilized Lace Redwood with forged bronze guard and pommel cap made from the same billet as the knife.
Rule #10; "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."