Step 7: Finished, future improvements.
It's not yet sharpened, but several other instructablesseveral other instructables cover that in detail already.
A sheath, preferably real leather, with a strong belt loop.
Initials, when I find the metal letter stamps, I'll stamp my initals on the base of the blade.
Tempering, I suspect it could be done better...Maybe a forge is a good investment
Better wood, the pine will eventually wear down, leaving grooves in the handle.
In the UK it is illegal to carry a fixed blade knife in most, if not all, public places. Check with your local law enforcement. I usually keep all such items stowed away in bags until I'm actually out in the countryside and away from roads.
I was unsure about publishing this, but there seem to be several other 'make a knife' instructables already. Please, be sensible.