Just finished gluing on the handle. The handle is already rough shaped. I always do this before putting it on because it is easier to work it against the belt sander. Plus I don’t have to worry about accidentally cutting into the tang space and ruin the handle after gluing.
The guard plate is mammoth tooth.
The blade is a 7″ damascus multibar twist.
Now I’ll wait 24 hours for the epoxy to fully harden an then I’ll final shape the handle and sand it to where i can apply ca.