I've always been into knives. I've modified a few blades in the past with mixed results. It occurred to me this winter that with the tools I have, I can make a knife. So I did. Used a 4.5" cut-off wheel to cut out the shapes. The metal I'm using right now is really poor for blades, got it for free though so it's good practice. Finished the shapes with various other shop tools, files and lots of sandpaper. Glued the handles on, drilled them and pressed or screwed in some pins, then even more sanding. I want to someday make world class knives collectors drool over. Here's most of the work I've done. First blade ever cut out. Funny story attatched to this blade which I have dubbed "The Menacer". I got 10 sheets of galvanized roofing steal 10'x28" dimensions for cleaning up my buddies yard. We were all chillin at his house and cutting some of the metal for his patio/deck, so we're all baked of course. He's got some gnarly bushes and says he wants a machete. So I tell a friend right there to draw me up a gnarly machete to cut out of the scrap metal. The Menacer was born. This is the second blade I cut out, didn't know where to get exotic woods so I did a shoe lace wrap. Serrations were a totally baked addition later on. My own design #3 First wooden handle ever crafted by me. Bolivian rosewood, fighter style #4 and the nicest finish out of all my knives. Bocote wood, skinning style #5 Pink ivory wood, "pink tant" #6 Black palm wood, hunter style. Some really flaky wood, hard to work with #7 Small, legally concealable boot-knife (in idaho atleast). Bocote one sided handle. Coolest handle mount yet. It's reversable! #7 Throwing knives. another couple shoelace handles and the blank had a black palm handle that I broke off throwing before I drilled and pinned it. # Batman throwing star replica. "Batwing" Most people's favorite despite having the least amount of time into it. # Roman Pugio replica. Bocote handle. Started out as hired work for a friend but WAY off scale/shape. So I'm keeping this one and redoing it. Turns out it's really hard to draw matching sides until you figure out to draw one side and fold it I made all the sheaths out of some roofing material called T.P.O. I believe. Came from the same friend as the metal. Easily heat welds to itself. REALLY hope you enjoyed the little presentation of my new hobby and hopefully someday career. Stay safe kids! and always remember cut away from the body/skin!