I was smitten by a knife and particularly its handle posted on here a while back and couldn't justify buying it (particularly with my Scottish / mend-and-make do / young father haemorrhaging cash /simple "tool" attitude towards money and kit). I've never made a knife or handle etc and my existing knife has never failed me in 6 years and I like every characteristic of it (particularly the steel, finger guard and price), however I couldn't stop oggling at that new knife.
Eventually I had to do something and so ordered a sheet of micarta, G10 and some middle thing bits that screw together and took my old knife to pieces. I have got thus far with the below using an angle grinder and a borrowed dremmel and I will probably take more material off but thought I would share my progress and gather your thoughts / criticisms. I will say: it is very comfortable, grippy and well balanced but I'm not sure I actually like it yet; I've not done the neatest of jobs on the joins; that micarta stuff is b* tough and stinks (dust mask essential); I'd rather make it a nice simple long leather sheath but thinking kydex may be more appropriate; and having done this makes me appreciate the skill and workmanship that obviously goes into those top end knives that I was oggling at and probably makes me covet one all the more.