I think too hard about knives. This, and a healthy dose of liking to do things the hard way, led me to making my own. So, this will be a continuing series of mostly photos of works in progress. This is not a sales thread! I am not ready for that yet, and this is not the appropriate sub-forum. This is something I enjoy doing, and I end up being reasonably proud of the results, so I want to share. First is a smallish knife that was heavily influenced by a fella who goes by the name "Hellize", which Google will happily replace with "Helle" on your first go-round. I was trying to make a knife that was as simple as possible, and his designs pointed me in a good direction. Blade is 4", OAL is 7.75". 440C steel and 3/16 thick. I left the hot-rolled texture on, because I really like the look, and the contrast between bevels and mill finish. When it's done, I want it to have a flat zero bevel, but it will probably end up being slightly convex. That's all for now, and thanks for looking!