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Butt cap on an awesome custom knife
!!! .. Oh my .. !!!
My best suggestion,
lots of thought, consideration, & serious planning !!!
Looks like you're starting down that path right now.
Best of luck.
... combined w/ scrimshaw would be pretty amazing. Likely .. rather pricey though. i.e. good scrimshaw isn't cheap.
Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said:
Some kind of inlay, maybe?
At rock and mineral shows there are jewelry makers than can cut and mount it for a reasonable price. They might recommend a shape.