Now that we have a new forum, I guess it's time to start up a new thread documenting my journey into knife making and miscellaneous hobbies. A lot of time has passed since I was last able to work on a knife (or anything really), due to a steaming pile of troubles at home and some issues with my health. I'm glad to say, that I am somewhat back in action... Or slowly building up to it at least. Here is the current knife I'm working on. Learned several new things, and made many mistakes after being away from the shop for so long. Surface grinding a Kephart pattern designed by one of our own. I take it up to 600 grit to remove the dirty stuff, and put a clean finish on. Although 98% of it will be covered- but it helps to have a clean starting point. Removing excess green canvas micarta. I'll be keeping it simple for the prototype, also being very short on time to finish before my upcoming trip. Handle will have three 1/8'' solid ss pins, and a 1/4'' ss tube. One of the mistakes I made along the way, was being a cheap sob not reaching for a brand new belt, and grinding after sundown with just a headlamp. Sheath pattern Keeping busy, worried about my personal deadline- I brought in some stuff to do at work. Stay tuned..