Work in progress.
Since the scale and inlay are profiled to fit, I can go ahead and rough contour the bolsters. Fun part.
There's sort of a lot of exhausting craftwork that is needed between opportunities for just pure artistic expression. Steps like contouring the handle are, for me, definitely one of the big fun pay-offs.
Up next, contouring the Mother-of-Pearl. The overall feel of the knife will then begin to really firm up.
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