The handle is made with a cherry wood core with risers that is wrapped with cord.  That was then covered with thin leather and sealed.  

This is the Irish ring hilted sword that I built as the final round challenge for the History channel's Forged in Fire season 5, episode 39.  It is made from 5160 steel with mild guard and ring hilt.  

 

SDS Knifeworks

Due to the current circumstances because of the coronavirus and resulting complications all of my upcoming knife shows have been cancelled.   I am still working on orders but will be able to offer a few knives for sale on my facebook page (Shawn Shropshire SDS Knifeworks) since those knives will not be available for sale at established shows.  Take care of yourselves and your families and I hope to see all of you in the fall!