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In this type of knife construction, I use a method that was explained to me by Gunther Lobach from Scorpio Design. There is a layer of black Carbon Fiber against the bolster on each side. This is to increase contrast, and also to make etching easier. The handle is ground after gluing in the blade, so that the transitions are flush. And then you can use tape / nail polish to mask the handle area, right on top of the black CF.

My added trick to pull off the seamlessness is as simple as could be: I mix pure matte black resin dye in my 2 part epoxy. That way, if there is any small seam in the construction, the black in the epoxy will completely fade away against the black of the carbon fiber and be invisible.