I wanted to make a handle similar to DT masterpiece. In my poor man's version wooly mammoth was replaced by raffir, bloodwood by bubinga and micarta by ebony. And I made second spacer thin to keep accent on the first spacer.
Ended up with this:
Messed a bit with tang hole and didn't like the finish. Still struggling with applying shellac. So decided to make another one. Since I don't have any more bubinga (nor do I have any desire to work with bubinga in future), opted for a cocobolo instead.
Don't like the proportions on this one. But the tang hole is nice and cocobolo grain is really nice in person.
but I'm a bit bored with these remakes, so probably gonna apply epoxy and call it day.