Humboldt is a unique net made from ancient responsibly harvested fiery lace redwood burl that is being stabilized for strength & durability. If you look carefully you'll notice that the handle spine is laminated using the same woods as the hoop laminations. Both are designed for maximum strength. There is salvaged mahogany, wenge, and maple making up these beautiful laminations. The handle has a pressed-in solid brass lanyard ferrule and sports the clients initials hand-carved and inlaid in bronze.