Lost track and have four on the go right now. First a small hunting knife in 1084 and a fillet knife in 15N20. Have a long way to go with file work but still mixed feelings since it seems to be the fashion and following a fashion is not in my nature. Learned that grinding a fillet knife before heat treating will not save any time if it warps. And straightening something that thin is really a challenge, and I have straightened 20 ton girders in less time with a torch. Main goal with the pins was to have each one different than the one beside it so they changed shape along with the handle from front to rear. Used red spacer on the handle but it looks more brown and blends in with the wood grain. Second one with Zebra wood cut for the end grain. Handle finish is a little odd from something I learned a few decades back. Heat the wood until hot too the touch, coat with spar varnish and keep the layer thick until it stops soaking in. sand all varnish off up to 400 grit exposing the wood and apply several coats of Tru-oil sanding until smooth and finish with 1000 to 2000 grit, apply last coat and wax after sitting a couple of days. At least I think it gets waxed with regular wax but the Tru-oil product has a finish coat the Cabela's did not have in stock.