My dotd m43 arrived. It has a few imperfections, but it was a dotd so i expected that. The only real problem is that the handle doesn't have enough girth for me. The length is perfect, but it hurts my knuckles to grasp because i have to clamp down so much. Here are a few pics ..my camera is old and not so good. the dotd pic. my pic. handle vs hand: I found this thread on thin handles: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1229366-Building-up-a-handle?highlight=handle+scara But i'm open to any and all advice. I got dotd to try and save money, but now i wish i'd of just ordered off the website, or got a custom (would've only been like $30 more). I can't really use this thing unless i can find a way to build up the handle. Advice would be appreciated. Any advice on what clearly doesn't work would also be appreciated ..so i don't waste my time. EDIT: handle girth is around 4.5 inches at the thickest part. Could anyone please give me some feedback on handle girth of similar sized knives? I'd really really appreciate it.