Well folks here it is! Finally got one finished. Please have a look and feel free to critique. All input is appreciated. It is 7 3/4 overall with a 4 1/4 blade. 1084 with diamond wood scales. Bevels ground freehand, which explains some of the errors. This was fun. A lot of work and energy went into it. It is far from perfect but I am happy with it. The coolest thing was my wife's reaction. She thought it looked great and was very impressed. Now for a sheath and to find out if I can use part of my work for a bit of a shop so I can continue through the winter. Thanks to all who answered my questions as well. Shawn.