I picked up a few knots from TGN and fired up my old lathe and made a couple of handles. I had also purchased a cocobolo and a tulipwood blank. Turned those yesterday and am pleased with the results.
I found a source of burl, splated, and otherwise highly figured woods , a place in NC called Got Wood, where you can order small pieces and quanities and order some, along with some brass ferruesl from Lee Valley for a different touch.
Got to go shave now and will give one of them it's first try.