Here is a knife I DID NOT build but I did repair it for the owner. A kid tried to chop thru old barb wire with this knife. Also he damaged the guard. This is what a little time and sandpaper an oil can do. Before After
It's blood under the nail from a 3 lb shop hammer at my full time Job from a few months ago. I hit my thumb and it just won't hurry up and grow out. I'm thinking about going to blade smithing school while I'm out of work. Yeah I think that may be in my near future.