I’m trying to get better at wraps as I believe they are the most durable and offer the highest grip of any handle material.
My latest attempt on a hybrid puukko/kaiken
This is a double layer of the outer sheath of black 550 cord under the OD outer layer. This feels excellent in hand. One issue I’ve always had with wrapped knives is they feel like shit in the hand, the doubled base layer gives it some depth and thickness and I think improves the feel in hand.
I’m going to experiment with some handle materials under a wrap, stuff like neoprene and horse stall mat with 550 or Ito over it.