This razor handle was handcrafted by Robert Quinn from Bethlehem Olive wood which is authentic olive wood from the holy city of Bethlehem. This wood is from trees which have been bearing fruit since the time of the Romans. The wood is hard, heavy and strong. It may be straight-grained or interlocked, often with distinctive swirling colors of tan, brown and black. Olive wood is highly regarded for furniture, bowls and utensils. The wood works beautifully and is well suited for wood turning.