I'm gonna try my hand at knife making, not forging but just starting with steel billet. I've been watching tutorials for months and think I can manage to turn out something that will cut but after that who knows what will come of it lol. I have chosen AEB-L 1/8" stainless and will be sending the blade out for tempering before I assemble as I don't want to tackle tempering stainless. The handles will be stabilized wood but I have a question about finishing the wood. I am not sure what finish to use to bring out the grain and get a polished look. I figure it's some sort of oil but am hoping someone on here can point me to the proper one to use. My dad and my two brothers and me will be going on an elk hunt in September and I want to surprise them with these to use on the trip. Any tips would be appreciated.