I wanted to try something a little different for a handle. This one uses brass and antler. The antler was from a smaller piece, but had quite a bit of a marrow cavity. A multi step process for making them usable was a new one for me. First they were stabilized. That process fills the pores in the material and hardens it, but it does not fill cavities that are much larger than a pore. The next step is to place the material in a vacuum chamber with colored epoxy and draw the epoxy into the cavities in the material. The trick is to move the material before it sets up, but not to let it start foaming.
This isn't done yet, but I am pretty pleased with the results so far.