English grips were wider than the tangs about 1/8 or so, on the bottom side. The pin holes, 3 for English, about 1/16 dia. were offset from center so they were centered in line on the wood grip. The French grips were fitted to or close to the tangs with 2 pins of about 1/8. Latest whole French knives found in a river were two piece slab grips over the short tang, and a third pin near the butt to tie the two slabs together at the rear. It is not known if that was an anomaly or was the way they all were done, or maybe some were, and some were one piece. You do good work.Thanks! My aim is was to make them as historically accurate as possible.