Here are some pictures of a knife made from start to finish so you can get an idea of some of the work that goes into making a knife.

This is what the steel looks like when I get it.  This is a 1/8 inch thick bar of D2 steel and that is one of my patterns underneath it.

Here it is with the outline of two knives on it.

This is the pattern on the top and the other one is the knife we are working on.

This shows the center line that I marked with the calipers.  I will grind to that line on both sides to start with so I don't get the edge too thin.

This is a side view of the blade after I did the first grind to the center line.

Under construction!!