I am still working on the Phoenix for Dankung. Other than the Hogancastings fork, there is a complication - the Chinese want a flat 8mm steel piece. No palm swell possible.
So I changed the grip outline in order to allow the addition of a palm swell done with paracord.
I left a "bar" in the middle of the handle so it is possible to wrap the paracord around it, giving thickness to the handle.
In order to test this, I used 9mm multiplex (just one mm thicker than the steel Dankung will use). I painted it black in order to make it easier imagining it made from steel. But multiplex is an amazing material, 9mm is solid enough to survive my vise stress test.
This is now making good progress, ergo is OK, shoots both flatbands and looped tubes, works great with finger support and hammer grip styles. Some more tuning and it is good to go.