Good day guy's. Well, it was time for me to get started on this project as well. With work and famly, quality shop time is at a premium. There was nothing on the "honey do" list today so I got into the garage and got busy. I've never made a Scandi before so I put the google machine to work to kind of get an idea of what there all about. The one common attribute they all seem to share is the flat grind and straight spine. Most have the hidden stick tang but a few sport the full tang design as well. I new right from the start I wanted to do a full tang design as I want to add some file work to the handle. My steel of choice is CPM3V. 1.5" x 3/16". Kind of thick for a knife this size but thats what I had. You'll be able to field dress your reindeer and pry open your truck door when you lock your keys in it. I sketched out a design and then got busy cutting it out. I don't have a metal cutting band saw and the CPM3V eats hacksaw blades even when it's not heat treated so I used my drill press to do most of the work. A little grinder work It's starting to look like something. Next was some lay out dye and some scribe marks. Now for some grinding. After the bevels were ground, I surface ground the flat sides. Since I don't have a real surface grinder, I use the poor mans surface grinder, an aluminum block with sand paper, Lol. While I was flat sanding, I kept staring at the handle and it just wasn't doing it for me. Another trip to the grinder to change up the handle. I'm liking this version better. So after a good day's work, that where it's at. Kind of a Scandi with some western flair. The basic blade is cut out, the bevels are ground in and one side is sanded out. I'll get back at it next weekend. Have a good week everyone. Greg.