Nicely done, Kyle! Your fit and finish looks great - and I love the fall color theme.

I agree with you about the canvas micarta. Something about the tactile feel of the material just begs to be held in the hand. Sometimes adding a sealant just ruins the whole "warm to the touch" feeling.

One nice thing about micarta is that it wicks up a small amount of moisture from your hand, making it less slippery. However, the material is almost completely impervious to water. The Milspec tests for phenolic CE-grade laminate puts the material under a 24-hour soak test and allows for a fraction of a percent of water retention and virtually no penetration. I like it a lot better than G10 or any of the epoxy/glass laminates.

Again - a beautiful and functional knife you have there, Kyle!

TedP