I spent the afternoon experimenting with different sorts of grooves, both lateral and ventral.  I achieved some nice results.  I pleased to discover that in addition to looking great on the length of tubing, the grooves and the knurls and the combinations do, in fact, provide an excellent grip.  I will be continuing my quest tomorrow to explore as many hilt possibilities as I can. 

We are having a private party tomorrow evening to celebrate the successful move.  I have noticed that we are getting more people off the street to come in and check us out.  When we get the retail space in full working order, I should be able to sell some stuff that way….