The cow horn is beautiful. That's a stunning knife.
The shig is perfect, which goes without saying.
The ironwood handle looks like the kind of handle that is a perfect compliment to a well-formed patina.
To be honest, this ironwood handle would go well with any steel in any finish. The quality of this wood is amazing. The person who commissioned it, has a soft spot (and a stash) for ironwood and the wood I got from him was all excellent.
The handle for a gyuto is spalted ironwood. There is a section on a second handle where wood figure is reminiscent of a random damascus pattern, so it matches well damascus clad suji it is for.
Nice as always! :)
I have a handle! Wooo!
Glad you like it. Will install handle today and take pics with the knife. It will compliment the knife well, I think.