I know I am preaching to the choir when I say that collecting handle material can become addictive.
Now, even my wife is hooked. When I get new wood I have to be careful what I take home to show my wife.
Once I show her a new piece I have a 50/50 chance of being able to get it back.
She has a shelf above her computer desk with pieces of wood on display like some women do with figurines.
I really have to be careful at the knife shows because lately she has started coming back to the table with pieces of ivory and such.