After seeing someones new kiridashi over at the USN I wanted one, and it seemed like a relatively easy kind of knife to do yourself. So I set out to make one out of an old file I'd bought specifically for making a knife out of. But just making a knife isn't as much fun as making a pretty knife, therefore I wanted to incorporate some kind design and ended up with what was supposed to be cherry flower. Unfortunately I lost most of the pictures of the process but I thought I'd show the result anyway At first it was supposed to have an satin finish but instead I wanted a forged look. So I cold forged it to get that nice texture. Then after HT instead of polishing it I left it with the oxidized+burned oil. Still sanded the bevel tho. Here it is just before the last brass pin was fitted and sitting alongside with my cooling snow At this stage the knife was still pretty thick, somewhere around 4.5-5 mm considering that the back of the handle now is roughly 2.7 mm. Luckily I managed to get a metal purpose sanding belt for the thinning part, as it took me nearly an hour to remove the file pattern by hand. As for now it'll just have this basic sheath, a plastic membership card bent and then covered in suede (just noticed that it looks uneven in the picture even though it really isn't). But hopefully I'll have materials to do something better, perhaps a kydex or full leather, we'll see. Hope you liked it!