I had a chance to try out three different handle styles and while they are all great feeling the last one fits me better. + I'm looking at the thumb aspect - know what I mean? All in all these were like the most fun of any of the knives I've done lately after the 8" Ekco forge, 12" Ontario, the two Dexters and the Lamson/Goodnows. All the rest are Japanese. I love putting good looking and functional handles on knives that are "Deservon "O" de Conversion".