All I have to say is that I am freakin' loving this knife. Your carving is like Alan said, "Holy Cow Dude!"
and add +1 to this:
Please post those carved doo-dads in the Carving & Applied Arts forum, preferably with some process/progress shots so we can see how this is done. ( I am seriously struggling with any form of carving)
Now you may think there are glaring mistakes in that knife, but the only thing I can see that is worth a mention is that I kind of wish you had done an inlay on the front similar to the one on the heel. Unless, you stabilized the pith and it is no longer porous. Sometimes that looks very cool.
What's the significance of the 4-figure inscription on the heel piece? I originally thought "A Weller, 18th knife", but you said this was the 13th......
Before I forget, thanks for the leather supplier links. Please get them into that post with all the suppliers links...….anyone know where that is?