Once the basic shape of the blade is finished it is time to design the handle. Using a previous handle helps to design this one.
Taking a scrap of a hardwood, cut two equal sized scales. Each scale should be about 5" x 1 1/4" x 3/8". Next, glue the scales together using a scrap of paper between the scales. This will allow the scales to be taken apart later. Allow to dry about a 1/2 hour.