I decided that I didn't like the tactical look and feel of my RMD after all, and I wasn't too comfortable with the handle on it. But I did love the steel and blade shape. So I decided to make it into something more to my taste. The inspirations for this was my Jeff White bush knife. I gave my JW knife away, so I thought "Why not a design I like with SR101 steel and a nice stabilized maple burl handle?" So I got to plotting. After I sketched out the handle shape, there was a lot of cutting, grinding, gluing, drilling, fitting, and sanding (I'll spare you the boring detail pictures as they are pretty much what you imagine). The end result was to my liking. After some sanding, flushing, and oil finish, I was able to get the texture out. I'm liking it a lot more now.