Have you cried blood when attempting your first pattern welded blade?
Here is something easy that will get you started and boost your confidence..
This instructible assumes a working knowledge of pattern welding.
This is a recyclable instructible as well as a knife making tutorial.
4 x Black square section spring washers
2 x Large uncoated brite steel nails
Ferric chloride (or the acid you normally use)
Black tie wire (stainless wire will work too, but costs more).