So I finally finished the dirty handled knife and as you can see I did end up getting rid of the maple burl scales and I ended up going with Macasar Ebony. The blade is D2 brushed with scotch brite belt and stainless steel pins in bolsters. This This knife was a nightmare... literally. I could not keep the maple burl scales clean then when I put the Ebony scales on I actually had a nightmare that they turn white when I was shaping them. I'm just glad it's done. Here it is. All that's left is a sheath and sharpening.