Here is a new project on the go. It's ready for heat treatment, and will be dropped off with Andy tomorrow to be triple normalized, heated, quenched and tempered. The original was 3/16" with a 13" blade, the next two were identical 17" blade in 5/32, and the next two after that were 16" blades also at 5/32", and one of those is mine, for testing and fun in the woods. This new one with a 12" blade and 5 1/2" handle is my basic seax pattern, and already spoken for: This one, with a 12 3/4" blade and 7" handle is the next iteration my Barong/Seax hybrid design, and the design I intend to always keep a copy of in my own collection of woods tools: Here you can get a glimpse of one small part of the rationale behind the extra long handle. Bear in mind that once the knife is finished, the blade will be even thinner and that combined with the handle scales will further enhance the knife's balance and handling. The intention behind this design is to be a large knife that can chop like a beast, yet also handle with agility and comfort for clearing lighter brush, performing finer tasks such as carving, or even food prep, and finally, predator discouragement. This knife is being designed to be everything I could ever want in a large woods knife. Also note the butt and pinky hook in the handle have some further shaping to undergo. As these two are put together, I will update with more pics and video, particularly testing video for the second knife, which I intend to put through its paces. Thanks for looking, and questions and comments are welcome.