Appreciate the info.
Some of the walnut stock I have has the black and purple coloring in it and a cazillion other blends of color. I picked it out just for knife handles. Brother-in-law let me go through a pile of old stock his dad had. I think it would make for some nice/fun evening work. I have some wood working tools for rough shaping like a vertical disk/belt sander to do some of the rough stuff. Maybe it's time to do a small new project.