Figure I’ll share how I do some of my handles, after the thread about wa handles. I did not come up with this idea, this came from an ancient Finnish knife I had. They would burn the tang into a piece of wood, then carve designs into the wood handle, wrap the handle in damp leather, and pour it full of babbit (tin/lead alloy). After this was cooled, they would remove the leather and finish the handle, which would leave an intricate inlay of sorts of babbit in the handle. I took this concept and basically just replaced the babbit with epoxy mixed with pigment. I’ll post up a picture of an older kitchen knife I have here.