The workmanship on this knife is such beauty that one can just sit and look for hours. Had my boss comment on the handle and how the pattern moves in the light. Another person liked the ivory. Next time I let my boss use it to slice tomatoes he was checking out the "colors in the steel". The patina looks great when you get looking below the surface, which just took on a haze effect. I will try to get some pics of this (attempt is the more suitable word) before I send it off.
The saya that Bulldog got for the knife fits with everything else about the blade. From the handle it matches the colors in the Iron wood and the Koa. The fit on the blade is very nice, not to tight to mar the steel, but tight enough there is no need for the pin. From what I have seen of your work Mike 400$ was a steal for this knife. Bulldog Ty very much for allowing me to try this knife out, if I hadn't bought a Mizuno a few weeks before this knife would have been a new game changer for me.
Ill post pics later.