Here was an afternoon project I did using plane 2 by 4 lumber. I first removed the scales using another knife and then traced them onto spare lumber. I then very roughly cut out the design using a hand saw. I next used an electric sandpaper band. Next i rounded the edges using a file and sanded it down more. I then drilled holes to accompany the rivets. I then stained the scales and applied it to the knife using super glue.
I plan on buying nicer snakewood from a swiss army mod suplier,sosak.