Many years ago I took the "Cold Steel" challenge. Until then I used Randalls and Dawsons. But I never liked the finger groove handles of the Randalls, and they had not yet introduced the Border Patrol Handle. The Cold Steel knives were great, but I also hated the rubber handles. So one day I stripped off the rubber grip from a CS knife to see what it would tak to re-handle them. Here are a couple of the results. These are Carbon V Recon Scouts. The top one with the wood handle is done with a single piece of CA Desert Ironwood. It was a large block, certified cut 100 years ago. It was mounted by drilling two holes, side by side, from the end and then filing the two into a rectangular hole. The epoxy was mixed with crushed meteor and 100 Million year old fossilized dinosaur bone, for the coolness factor. My friend drilled the holes and mixed the epoxy, then affixed the block of Ironwood. I shaped the handle using rasps and files, finishing with 1000 grit wet dry paper. I just copied the style of the Randall Border Patrol Handle. Lanyard hole is brass tubing. Next is one of the CS Desert Storm sterile Recon Scouts (no markings), done with tan Canvas Micarta. I used a router to inlet the Micarta, and a drill press to drill the holes for the brass pins. A 1/8" thick black linen Micarta spacer is at the front near the cross guard, and the same stock was used for the end cap. Lanyard hole is red linen Micarta tubing. I stripped off the black teflon coating from the blades, and blued them. The teflon "gunks up" after a while, impeding the cutting ability.