It turned out great! Congrats
how do you get the rivets smoothed out without damaging wood? (by the way, looks great- bet you could sell 100 of those rehandled Tojiros... everyone needs one!)
The difference between try and triumph is a little "umph"! NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!
Great thread. As a hobbyist wood worker I've thought about giving it a go. But only on my ****** old knives...
I say if it's old and worn down out of love and use, leave it. If it's old and gunky looking like that, refurb!