That sucks about the black palm.
The next one up looks great though.
That multi piece handle is amazing! Can't wait to see it! I was unsure about using metal spacers, but it looks great!
It's always fun working with expensive natural materials, I once had a pricey block of ironwood burl that just so happened to have a HUGE void in it that went from about 1/8 of an inch under the surface than ran about an inch down the block. Of course, I didn't discover it until I had profiled the handle.
Your mailbox for PM's is full.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me "sir" without adding, "you're making a scene".