Black walnut knot, 5 inches tall. This item (see other carvings by 1903) were handcrafted by a local, retired artist, Joel Hardin, who has lived in Red Bluff, California since 1980. He only uses a pocket knife and sand paper, no power tools. He does not use lead based products, and only uses water based lacquer. HIs choice of wood is local drift wood, burl wood, and other local woods. He accepts special orders and designs. Each piece takes about 1 week to 2 months to develop. Support your local Red Bluff artists/vendors.