Hi guys, this is my first knife. Its a 7 inch western deba/butcher knife made of 1080 carbon steel. I made using with files, sand paper, a drill press and cut out the shape with an angle grinder. the bolster is brass, peened on and the handle is micarta with brass/stainless loveless bolts. It was fun to make but it took sooo long! its really thick (.187" thick) and heavy( almost 1 lb!)
I've been using it at work for a couple weeks and its working pretty well. It dose make my hand get a little tired from being so heavy. it takes a really sharp edge but dosnt hold especially long, the edge comes right back with a ceramic steel though.