Or, even ask another professional to engrave on the soft iron as well! It's a sign that this item only belongs to one particular person.
I think I would engrave her name onto the blade, but not the handle. Maybe have her initials in an inlay inspired by Mikey's honu mana handles with the turtle inlay...
The way I see it is that when you put together a knife for loved ones, if it's too "nice" the knife won't be used. And that's the point I feel a knife is a faliure, people tend to forget that a knife is a tool, a tool made for cutting things.
A tool should never be a hurdle, even if it looks fantastic... that's just a bonus.
-"we're gonna make gluten free lasagna"
Looks really good actually, well done!
Incredible blade and handle, tragic logo.
What steel is it?