Finished an all natural rosewood handled chef knife today with a turquoise stripe between the steel and the wood to give it a nice contrast. Rosewood is hard wood that is naturally oily and dense to repel water in the kitchen making it a great choice for kitchen knives. The pins are black and brass 4 circle patterned 7/32nds of an inch in diameter. The blade is a hand brushed finish 440c stainless steel measuring 12 inches with the handle being 5 inches long. Total handle width is less than 1/2 inch to give it a tight, but slim feel in the hand. Blade is super thin and center balanced to make it a more versatile and daily use knife. This is a new, half moon, design I’m working with.