While the turkey was cooking yesterday I turned another marking knife handle, this one out of Cocobolo.
It all came together fairly nicely, I was really gentle with the turning, and the wood was much stronger than the Walnut burl — much more appropriate for this application. I’ll glue this up today and see how it works.
I polished the brass collar and sawed the slot for the blade. I used an old gents saw that I had, to try to get the finest kerf. That was a mistake because I know it’s impossible to saw straight with it. Next time I’ll use my dovetail saw.