I would normally never touch a job like this. A butcher's knife (from a professional butcher) who used it for many years. The handle is shot. It's from the friend of one of the old guys 2 houses down the street. He asked me if I could fix it. If you've ever examined a handle like that, you know that it's pretty much impossible to make something that fits exactly over the half tang. And I didn't want to say no, so I told him that the most economical way to fix it would be to fill everything with epoxy and sand it smooth. He asked his friend, and tonight he came back with the knife and asked me if I could do that. Normally I would not even consider this, but it's one of the old guys here and a) I want to keep my neighbors happy about having a smith in the street, and b) aside from that, I don't want to be a douche about this not being 'good enough' for me. I've been looking at this thing and thinking about the best way to epoxy / stabilize it, regretting that I ever said yes. Honestly, no matter what I am going to do, this is going to look like shit. So I have been thinking and while it would be impossible to make something decent in a solid block, I could easily make a new handle block with wood on each side, and a middle piece of wood, thickness of the tang, to fit perfectly. Then glue everything up, join everything using corby bolts, and it should look perfect as well as be rock solid for the next decade or so. The old guy insists on paying for my time, but I'll just charge materials and some change. I'd much rather write off my time as goodwill on this than have a but ugly expoxied pos handle be known as something I 'fixed'