Thanks Nick. It's Desert Ironwood. The shading is subtle, but when you can get it to show, it looks quite nice.<snip>
Gordon: I'm not a knife guy, but that handle is gorgeous. Using the stone as a background was a brilliant idea.
Harry - thank you.Product shot or not, the knife is beautiful, and the two textures of blade and handle against the color and texture of the stone background is perfect, in my opinion. I think you are being too hard on yourself.
Good luck on your venture out tomorrow ..... but take it easy!