This small sheath knife is the last of all "Japan Knives" made by Takeda Hamono.  The handles are coated with a natural lacquer that comes from the sap of an urushi tree.  The art of the urushi application in Japan dates back 9,000 years ago.  Since the sap is toxic when wet, and neutral when dry, only skilled crafts people who understand the nature of urushi can layer the lacquer in a way that will look beautiful.
This knife is perfect for being in the outdoors.  Small enough for stick whittling and wood carvings.  Fits perfectly under one's finger or thumb.