Thanks for the nice comments guys, you are very talented and it shows in your work. For me, this gives me unwind time from the rotating 12 hr shift work. Your guide information has been invaluable, thanks to both of you!
Here is one of those English damascus blades with desert ironwood handles. Grain is outstanding. Still have finish work to go but I like the look.
Desert Iron wood is really pretty. I have to be extra careful about breathing in the dust though. That and Cocobolo are the two that can really bother me. I see that you got a little more "artistic" with the shape of the wood as well.