Chuck Pippin's latest update, roughing out the guard for the cylinder knife. It's a heavy, thick, tsuba-style protector, and while tusba are usually round, or sometimes squared-off, this one is oval to facilitate a sheath carry. The weight will, I think, help the balance stay where we want it on the CK.
If you look in the b.g. to the lower right, just under the tang, you can see the unfinished handle.
This is sooo cool!