Looks like you did real good on all 3.
1st 2 look like some type of rosewood.
A tough wood to sand but they turned out real good.
Was there a distinct smell?
Had to get a little fancy for some gift knives. I saw somebody's handle like this on here a while back and it was really cool so I had to try.
very clean! like the handles
Those last 2 are killer! What's the wood combo?
Good job. I'm working on a similar rehandling project, rehandling a Utica Forge slicer (similar style to forgecraft), which had some handle problems. This one will be my third handle, so it's nice to see a fellow newbie making such nice handles. I hope mine turns out as nice as yours have.
Man! I wanna try to polish my forgie like that! Very cool dude!
"A recipe has no soul. You as the cook must bring soul to the recipe." -Thomas Keller
I like what you did with the 1st 3 Forgecraft - the style / color / finish suites them just fine. Classic and simple. The last ones you did are a whole level fancier. I agree the fit and finish looks top notch.