Hello! I've been lurking around here for a while now. Just soaking up all the information I can. Thanks to everyone here I finally finished my first knife. I've learned a lot. Here's the knife: Aldo's 1084 heated in my diy gas forge to a bit past non magnetic and quenched in canola Tempered twice at 450 7 1/2" overall with 3" blade 1/8" thick by 3/4" wide Rosewood scales set with peened copper pins and 1/4" copper tube and finished with linseed oil Sharpened at 17 degrees with Lansky system I know there are many things I can improve on next time. I left the edge way too thick before heat treat. The edge is thicker toward the plunge. I should add a slight bevel at the front edge of the scales. I think it would look more balanced with about 1/4" longer blade and a slight curve to the spine from the drop point to the back of the handle. I had fun with this one and have a couple more in the works. Any feedback or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!