I had one of these knifes as a young boy and when I saw this kit I had to have it. The project was really the leather handle. It consist of multiple leather pieces the size of half dollars which are slipped over a tang. The decorative lines are inserted in between the leather to create a pattern. I sanded the leather down to a comfortable profile for my hands and sanded the brass parts as well. For the finish I applied three coats of spar varnish sanding between coats. For the final sanding I used 0000 steel wool.