Some years ago part of a 5000 year old oak tree was unearthed from a depth of 7 meters in a bog in the Loire Valley in France. The famous knifemaker, Laguiole, obtained the log and has issued an extremely limited number of "Pages" pocket knives (a model first introduced in the 19th century) made with handles of the fossilized oak. There are two versions, one with a roughly textured "bark" handle, and the other with a smooth "heart" wood--a smoother handle. The blade is 12 cm long and is not locking. Each knife is serially numbered and our understanding is that fewer than 100 each will ever be produced. Imported from France.