First off, I am not a traditionalist. The blade shape, the methodology, and the terminology are my own. This is the first take down style knife that I have built. This project does leave me wanting to build others. The blade is forged from and old garden harvester tine. No pic of the tine before forging. This is a picture of the blank as forged. After some initial grinding and sanding. Filing the shoulders. Hand sanded to 400 and ready for heat treat. Clay backing for edge hardening and a softer spine. Plus, I hope to get a hamon.