Finishing wood can be difficult, and sometimes you can know the wood has great figure or detail but they dont seem to be showing right. The issue may lie in the woods finish. There are 3 main steps to finishing a wooden handle, sanding, buffing and applying a finish. I will do my best to offer accurate information and useful advice, if you have specific questions please do send a message. You can click the links below to see the sections. Im currently trying to add more photos and details.
First step: Sanding https://greenbergwoods.com/finishing-knife-handle-sanding/
Second Step: Buffing https://greenbergwoods.com/finishing-knife-handle-buffing/