I have been wanting to try a metal ferrule for a long time. This was kinda of an experiment. I wasn't sure if I could pull it off, and well this handle is a mess. It's non-symmetrical, not square, it has no taper, and is too small. I learned a few things though, most importantly I need to do 90% of the shaping before I ever glue them together. Anyway here's a few pics I thought I would add some more later assuming I actually do improve at this. I plan to do a few more practice handles, with these Ironwood pen blanks I bought a while back. I thought they would make good petty handles, but are really too small. What do ya'll think of this look?