Here it goes. My brother is going to Hawaii in February and found out he can go pig hunting there. The outfitter also told him he could try to use a knife to harvest his pig. So I’m going to try and build a pig sticker in a month. My limited research on pig stickers led me to think a large wide blade, sharpened clip and a guard. I have not got the whole look for the knife drawn out I’m just making it up as I go. The raw stuff 1 ¾” by ¼” 5160 in the forge. I try to forge the profile out first then curve it slightly to allow for the edge reduction. Yes my shop is a mess At this stage the knife (for lack of a better term) has been normalized twice and annealed once. I plan on annealing the blade once more when I get the major grinding done. My heat treating plan is to do a full quench in canola oil three times then temper it back at 400 deg for 2h three times. I have been doing edge quenching with a tempering cycle of 2h at 350 deg, however I would not mind losing a little edge holding ability for toughness. Well I got cold feet on the heat treatment and reverted back to what I normally do. At this point I have rough ground the knife down to 200 gr and normalized it once more. I then edge quenched it three times. I will temper it back three times 350 for 2h per cycle. Now I need to figure out what I want for to do for a guard and handle.