You shouldn't expect finely crafted knives from Daniel Winkler. The knives impress with their simple, robust and well thought-out nature. They were built for use. They are sharp tools with a comfortable grip. A special heating process, like rounding a tapered tang on some models his work.
Sculpted handles are really useful as an additional option, not only because they look good, they also improve the grip and make working safely possible.
Before shipping, Daniel Winkler puts a kind of wax on the knife, which we remove here in order to be able to take pictures.