Hi everyone. I just joined the forum. A lifelong machinist here. Getting ready to maybe retire and wham, along comes this recession in Alberta. The top one is made from a piece of high speed steel. The handle is cast resin. Time flies, I made that 30 years ago. My second knife, minus the handle, and starting it's upgrade for my best friend who is it's owner was made about 28 years ago. The tanto is nearing completion. It has a highly polished 440C blade 6",and the guard and pommel and 2 spacers are 410 SS. With dyed maple burl handle I made from 4 pieces of a pen blank from Lee Valley. Theres 4 brass spacers too. Just needs edges rounded on the sander, then apart for some filework on the SS spacers,, then glue and silver solder together and polishing. I'm wondering why I kept this hobby to me and my friends for 30 years, and they all have at least one of my knives,,LOL.