I decided that if I waited until it was perfect, it would never be declared as “finished”.
I managed to put some deep scratches in there that were proving difficult to remove.
This picture was taken with the light at an angle to highlight the scratches, so in the hand, it doesn’t look quite as bad 🙂
The handle is mesquite, sanded to 600 and finished with Danish oil. It has a very nice feel.
Next, I tear into the other blank, though I may fabricate a bevel grinding jig of some sort first.