So I bought a few new knives, some wood and 2 japanese saws. So now I intend to personalize a few knives. I have 2 good ones at work that I will do there when times allow. But at home i have 3 other knives. victims are as follows: A fiskars made out of a kitchen sink, a brand new unused mac santoku, made out of cryoed aus-8 which I regard as the best stainless in the entire universe, and it says superior on the blade so it must be good right. and lastly a jck blue moon in ss clad blue2. and it takes an insane edge... this one get scary sharp. and it was cheap. and as for wood we have sheoak, bocote, ziricote, olive, masur (extreme/AA/best quality), low activity/cheap zebrano, sumac, turkish walnut. My favs are olive and masur for light ones and turkish walnut for dark. they look so bad ass oiled up its insane. and as a scandinavian I knew already at the age of 5 that masur was the best wood in the entire world. :biggrin: olive is a total underdog though and its just as good, but different. turkish walnut is also killer but its hard to get really good pieces. I use this one for "bolsters" only since its very hard and durable wood. When using metal bolsters I use 6al4v Ti. since its very corrosion proof and nice. I use the scandianavian/mora method for all my handles, all are hidden tang, since i regard visible tang/rivets as sign of a cheap and unfinished knife (maybe its just me). And you can see my secret weapon there. a small saw blade in a handle (instead of needle files). I try to make these as good as physically possibly since they are for myself, no shortcuts, so it takes quite some time to finish something! you were warned.