I'm a handle guy. The handle connects the user to the tool. When that connection is suboptimal, user effectiveness and efficiency suffer. I believe a poor handle negates the features on the other end of the tool, no matter how awesome they may be in their own right. Simply put, if I can't manipulate the tool well or comfortably, I don't care about what the rest of the tool offers. The design and execution of your handles is a large part of what drew me to Fiddleback Forge and persuaded me to order a knife from you. I'd held one or two of your knives, spoken with others, and spent a good deal of time poring over pics and videos here before going ahead with an order. But I've never asked the man himself about his handles. So, can you tell us about them? Some seed questions (no obligation): How has your own experience led you to your current designs and construction? What sort of grips do you most often use, and how do your handles reflect them? Do you focus on certain fingers or parts of the hand when designing your handles? What are your thoughts on contouring? Do you prefer certain materials, and if so, why?