The weave grip is done.. also put a little texture in the dragon tail. Some cleanup on the cuts needed there. I also rounded the horns on the bottom. It actually looks pretty cool with the flat top i may just sand and leave it.
Just for fun to show how tight the pattern is.
Here's the hop vine pattern i'm going to try and make look good.
Started the trace cuts. I'll be pulling the outline out and flaring it to make it look kind of gun stock carved.
Again, thanks for all the great comments!
EDIT: the vine hop pattern is kind of foo-foo i know but it's all part of it i guess. Figured id put little horns on the hops or something so it's at least an attempt at sticking with the evil theme. It's also at a stage now that i can sand it all off if i don't like it.