So first an extra hole in the tang (solid carbide drill bit and cutting paste)
Then the handle material rough cut ready for drilling:
So more cleaning up on the blade.
Then the handles were drilled out for the pins, the pieces were all stacked together then the front face of the handle was shaped together.
Once that was done, it was glued up.
and I've started rough shaping of the handle. African Blackwood is hard! Why did I suggest it?!