making a handle

I was thinking about making a handle for my kh something like a reeder in design I want to make a cheep one to start with so I can see what that type of handle is like to ride with.I know some of the riders who rode before the revolotion of the stronger handle who took upon them selves to make there own can help so can you get any advice on making a handle.
I would mainly like to know about what metals are good and good designs what size tube to use ect ect?