I recently joined and a lot the knives on here are very impressive. So far I've only added handles to existing blades and haven't gotten the courage up to make a blade myself. I wanted to show what I've completed so far and get some advice and tips one what I can improve on with my handles and eventually my first blade. Back in March my wife ordered me a blade off Amazon for my birthday. It is very simple and it seemed like a good place to start. I don't have workshop at home so I did everything with hand tool in my basement. Blade is stainless, I can never keep polished blades clean so I buffed it with some scotch brite. I don't know what kind of wood I used on the handle, some junk from the burn pile at work. The Pins I made with my 3D printer, not as strong as brass but I like the look of the black against the light wood.