I, too, prefer a longer ferrule, and the white end cap is too strong visually for me. But it's all a matter of taste . . .if some like that look, go for it!
How about something a little more rustic? Spalted Maple Burl handle, with Spalted Maple ferrule, and a copper spacer.
This is going to be good!
"So you want to be a vegetarian? Hitler was a vegetarian and look at how he turned out."
To me the ferrule color is too close to the blade color. I would like it better as an end cap.
I decided to go old school with this one. It will be going up for sale when I get back from picking up the kids