This is my first blade in W2, and my first attempt at satanite coating for heat treat and ferric chloride etching to create a hamon. Steel is 3/32 x 1.5, 4 inches to the front of scales and the handle is just a hair over 4 inches, for a total length of 8 1/4 inches. I learned a few things with this one as my first clay coating was too thick and low, which combined with the oil quench pushed the hamon to the edge in the 1/4 inch at the tip and plunge. Recoated and started over with less clay and had better results. I know its far from the hamons created by guys like Don Hanson but for my first ever attempt i am happy, and i can continue to improve from here. Even being stabilized this specific piece of box elder had a few pretty significant voids or checks but I filled them with super thin CA glue and it worked great. This knife was made for a local welder in trade for all the steel i got from him to build my 2x72 grinder, and his time for cutting all the pieces to length for me. Again, comments and criticisms are totally welcome. My next project needs to be a light box, and a camera upgrade.