I have decided to use black hessian 'micarta' for the handle , so I need to dye some hessian (I've never done this so I hope it works ) . I've started with 20 pieces of hessian and some water based dye .
having a good mix up . I don't have any directions for the dye , so I'm going to leave it to soak for a couple of hours and see if it works .
It's seemed to have done the trick . I will start with the 'micarta ' tomorrow afternoon