Just had to try out the chef knife pattern with 1/16" AEB-L. Handle is a combination of lightly dyed Maple Burl for the bolster, along with stabilized pine cones cast in Alumilite then sliced to 1/4" thick Small grooves and defects in the maple are filled with gold leaf and clear resin, this picture is before coating the maple with a couple of layers of Tru-oil A little oil and buffing looks ready for the show, still think the tiny bubbles look really weird on the pine cone surface. Think next time they will get cooked for a while and go for the more natural look. The larger handle up front was a bit of experiment for a larger surface with the pinch grip. Seems to work okay for the most part, will have to build another and this time keep for myself instead of donating.