I have an Asai guyto with an ebony handle. It looks like there is no finish at all on the handle. I quite like pure tung oil, and I have the bad habit of putting it on pretty much every wooden thing that end up in my possession.
I do not have much experience with ebony, all I know is that it's dense and somewhat brittle. Is there some people here who have been using a knife with an ebony handle for a while? Unfinished, how does it look after several years of use? Is it unequal with shiny spots where your hands rub it, or does it stay even? Any issue with splinters or stuff like that?
For people who put a finish on it, how did it turn out? Would you have some cautionary tales?