Paring knife in 154-CM & linen micarta

This is my first stainless knife in 154CM. The stock was oversize, so it’s a bit thicker than ideal. The handle is marooon linen micarta with 9/64″ (don’t ask) stainless pins. I’ve got some 3/32″ A2 and will have to get some 3/32″ 154CM for more of these.

There’s an oddity in the handle around the rear pin on one side, not sure what’s going on there. Perhaps a heat effect – the micarta is very burly and could have used a coarser sheet on the disk sander.

The handle is left a little large and blocky for my mom’s arthritic hands. This knife will cut a lot of Gin and Tonic limes!