This is my first knife and my choice of design was limited to the size of good scrap steel I had in my shed. I will probibly use it in the kitchen for meat and cooking while camping.
The steel is a old 7' saw blade that I had lying around. I t was a bit small so I had to cut the shape out of 2 pieces and weld them together. This is a full tang knife and the timber still needs to be treated.
One mor thing it cost me $0. Just gas and sandpaper that I had the rest is recycled and re-used.