I started out with flat steel, I then added the holes for your fingers.
I thin added the shape of the blade and put a rough edge on it
I then put a fine edge on it and then hardened it with a propane torch. I also added a hook(which isn't very sharp)
I then painted it and put paracord on the handle.
After you paint it you need to file off the blade slightly to expose the blade so it will have an edge, then you can sharpen it
I also made a sheath, ill explained how to make them in another instructable