HANDLE SHAPING & PREVIEWThe handle slabs are course and need some shaping and sanding. I used the 1" sanding drum with 80 grit to work both sides down to the approximate shape. Periodically I gripped the knife to get a feel where my fingers will go and how the knife feels overall.
The flecking shows well with tung oil. I now need to drill out the poplar pins and remove the scales as the blade still needs more work.