He has pale blue eyes and dark hair. His arms and shoulders are thick, due to his occupation.
When Perrin Aybara is in Tear staying at The Star and trying to find Rand al'Thor, he hears the work going on at a smithy. Perrin starts working there and helps Master Ajala with his forgings. Master Ajala is so impressed with Perrin's work that he declares his work his "master's piece" and gives Perrin a hammer, saying the work he'd completed that day was worth more than a hammer.