Hi all! Guess I have been lurking for a while and never did this so...um..Hello. I call Quesnel , British Columbia home and I have been blacksmithing for a couple years as a hobbyist and just started getting into bladesmithing this past winter. This is actually my second knife as the other one was too ugly and not allowed to come out in daylight. This will be one of the first in what I jokingly call my Tactical Barnyard Combat series ...basically made almost entirely of stuff I find around the farm. Please excuse the crappy phone pics This is forged from a blade off of a PTO-driven rotavator and after some internetting I determined it to probably be 6150. 10" OAL , 5.5 inches of that is blade and the balance centered right where the scales end at the blade. Chubby girl ... the spine being just over 3/16 of an inch with a distal taper down to 1/8 before the tip bevel. "whoa , that has some weight to it" is the comment I get quite often. "That's what she said" is my usual reply. The scales are a tactical tri-layer laminate....just kidding they are 1/4 plywood. Tactical plywood. They are textured with my propriety JetViceJaw technique...sorry I can't tell you how its done. With some stain and an attempted stabilization with wood hardener. Two of the pins are brass and the middle one is a ....nail. A tactical nail. The blade was supposed to be a scandi grind but due to inexperience with a belt sander it actually turned into a convex grind so, naturally , I meant to do that. Thanks for having me here ...it's a great forum!