Those are some beautiful handles! Given that these two mules are two of the 3 mules I already own, I'm going to opt out and let let someone else have a chance. These 2 steels are in my top 3 favorite steels. My other favorite is a 20vc mule that I regularly use when out fishing and wading through rivers. It stays razor sharp and never rusts. Pd1 has never rusted nor chipped despite a kitchen mishap where I accidentally drove the knife straight into some cast iron. It blunted immediately but never chipped. My pma11 mule has only been sharpened once. I accidentally splashed some beer wort (which is highly corrosive) onto both the counter and pma11 knife and didn't notice for about an hour. Oddly enough, it didn't pit or form red rust but instead formed a thick patina spot on the blade. Some flitz removed the majority of the stain. After that experience, I regularly take my k390 delica and endura fishing with me as well. Just thought I'd share my experiences. Best of luck to all!