Lol, yeah, I picked some handles off of the shop floor to put on for now, one is a Tanaka handle (on the tanaka
), the other is a cheap handle, can't remember what knife it came off of.
The Tanaka is stumping me, it's super lightweight, so I am debating a non stabilized wood like Kauri that is lightweight and a synthetic ferrule, like faux horn or faux ivory or pearl. It would keep it lightweight and not be too flashy compared to the blade. But the dark and silvery blade is making me lean towards Starry Night again...lol.
Suji, thinking to match the AS Laser I did for myself, found a block of Blue Redwood Burl very much like the one I used on the gyuto and I have lots of M3 stuff here, too.