There actually is no texture. It's sanded smooth. It actually feels like an agate. The only "texture" it has is from the visible canvas where it was material is removed, so it's more of a visual vs felt texture.
Next one is the project for my friend. I really need to get that done.
I'll probably do a few more of these, just with a variety of wood handles rather than the Micarta.
There are some other patterns that I plan on trying also... Some neat drop point and skinning blades that I might make a matched axe with. Those would probably use the same 3/16" nickle silver pins but also have some decorative copper pins too.
Once I free up some time I will play some more.