Hey guys, I'm wanting to get a sense of what your (you interesting fellow knife nut here on BF) favorite handle/scale material is for custom (or semi-custom/production) knives. I know there are as many answers as there are different knife designs and uses of a blade. I also know that there is a plethora of materials that can be used from custom/handmade micarta to duct tape... I've been in the process of acquiring tools and know how to get myself going in knife making, and I'm just curious as to a few points: 1. what your favorite material is, 2. Why it's your favorite, 3. What is it like to work/machine/finish, 4. How does it preform/hold up/look pretty? I'm giving you a platform to brag and talk up your stuff!! 500,000 bonus points for pictures!