I used high carbon 1065 steel and Walnut for the wooden scales and 1/4 brass. no real reason for 2 pins i normally do three this was just different
The steel started out as a cylindar an inch thick and approx 2.5 long.
I forged it out in a coal fire, followed by grinding on a belt sander. It is a convex grind, which was just easier for me to do.
i grinded it down into the handle section unintentially which made gluing less successfull. Even with strong epoxy and clamps it didn't work.
I mirror polished the blade by slowing increases sandpaper grind from 80, 120, 220, 400, 1200 ending with car polish stuff. You can see the camera reflection on some pics.
I burned in my touchmark with a screwdriver red hot
Comments appreciated. Any questions? just ask