I am a journeyman bladesmith and just wanted to share my latest knife that I made. This one I have been using and abusing for about a month and have had superb reliability out of it. I use railroad spikes to make most of my knive because I have had great success from them, they are high in carbon and hold a edge very well and the blade is easy to maintain. This model is my camper special and is has a overall blade length of 9 inches and I use a 22 degree bevel on this blade. It is just under a 1/4" in width and has a little bit of weight to it, but it's not to the point of being annoying. This allows it to also be used a very effective chopping knife as well without damaging the metal or breaking the blade. This is a full profile tanged blade and after heat treating it has a Rockwell hardness rating of 62, which I was quite impressed with. The sheath I made out of some spare leather I had here, it was soaked and form fitted to the blade and then I laced the sides with some leather strips however, I have found that when I have to lay on the ground the leather gets scuffed up very badly and will eventually cause the leather to tear, I have to find a better method to do the sheaths. Leather is still new to me. The handle on this one is made out of hickory and I peened the brass rivets as well as used a 2 part epoxy to fix the handles to the blade. I have many more that I have made, if people are interested I'll be happy to post more pictures.