Hi all. I've made about a dozen knives now. All with wood handles because, well, i think wood looks better. I esp. love a handle that looks a little worn and weathered. I have a bunch of old cut offs and reject project pieces from a wood show and I'll be using them for awhile. ( i bought a beer case full of pieces for $20) My question is about finishing. I've tried danish oil and, while it looks great, it doesn't seem to last long. It seems to just soak in every coat i put on. It looks great for a bit then I sand with a scouring pad to make it smooth and then apply again. It just seems to keep taking the oil. Then i read about and tried using the buffer with a buffing compound. This looks really great. A nice dull shine and it almost seals the wood like a waxy paste. But it too seems to not last very long. What's a long lasting finish for a wood handle that isn't overly fussy to apply or to maintain. Knife handles seem to be harder to finish than furniture.