Got a good piece of steel a few weeks ago. I'm designing a few knives in my head, but my son designed this one himself, I supplied the labor. The edge will be left rounded and unsharpened, and the handle will be left semi unfinished. He can sharpen it and finish the final dressing of the handle as he gets older.
It has 4 copper pins down the center of the handle, and near the pommel, a copper tube to serve as a lanyard loop. The handle also narrows near the blade for forefinger and thumb purchase, but you can't tell because the wood is still unshaped as of now.
I'll post more as it comes together more.
My next one will be a dagger approximately the same size, but some slightly different shaping, for myself.