I saw this vid on youtube a while back, and built myself one today. [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBVa2bw3r_k[/ame] Mine is a little bigger, about the size of a large juice can. I'll get some pics up in a day or two. Tonight i heated an old railroad spike up until it was glowing. A friend of mine has a few of these spikes to give me. In exchange he gets the first bowie knife i can make that's good enough for my liking. I have a short section of rail to use as an anvil, and a 250lb pickup magnet to stick on the side to keep the anvil from ringing too loudly. I still need to get a belt sander, and inquired about one at my local roadside tool store. he said he sold the one i saw to a guy a few days ago. He will try to get one for me to buy in a week or two. i'm kind of excited, since I am finally getting to begin knifemaking after so many years that i've wanted to try it. There is something about a rail spike knife that calls to me, with it's twisted handle and nailhead pommel. I've seen quite a few vids on making them, and I'm ready to try one.