Santa (John Doyle) was very good to me. For a noob actually getting hands on some very nice handle material was really a second gift. I now know what G10, micarta and some really nice woods look like in person. Thanks Santa, I mean John. The maple burl is going on a Bowie I'll be grinding in a Lisch class in February and the rosewood will be on a companion knife to match the grips on my Kimber. Merry Christmas to all the Dogs.