Blade: 8" x 1/4" of hand forged Aldo's 1084fg, near-full distal taper
Un-sharpened swedge, flat grind with 2000 grit hand-rubbed finish. Razor sharp!
Handle: 4 3/4" Spalted, figured Red Maple heartwood with brilliant chatoyance and deep, rich color variegation.
Blued mild steel guard with spacers of copper, African Blackwood and mild steel. 1/4" peened and polished copper pin. Tung oil and buffed paste wax finish.
Sheath: Fully lined Wickett and Craig 6-7 oz veg. tanned leather, dyed dark brown with polished natural edges and Grey Seal skin inlay. Hand turned Red Maple(same as knife handle) lanyard bead and maker's marks tag. This rig comes with a 42' leather shoulder strap w/ polished copper snaps for alternate carry option. Dark "antique copper" snap components were used to reduce "glitter". The sheath, including the seal skin inlay, has a hand rubbed mink oil finish (because I don't have Sno Seal.......... ba-dump... bump).
Some in-progress photos: