What an ordeal this thing was! Someone asked me if I could make a Kukri (khukuri) for them and I said yes. I am glad I did, but it was a challenge. I had never ground something so big before, I had never ground a recurve before, I had never ground fullers before...on and on and on. But it worked out nicely in the end and I learned a lot. Unfortunately grinding such a large awkward blade exacerbated problems that I have been having with my shoulder for the past couple years so this will likely be my last. On the plus side grinding normal sized knives feels like a breeze now. The blade is quarter inch 1095. Handle is Cocobolo and copper.