Hello all, I have been wanting to make my own knife ever since I was about 10 years old. I found and old Popular Mechanics DIY book in my dad's library and saw a how to on file knifes. My dad never let me make it, I guess he did think I was old enough. Years later the books and everything else in the house was blown way by hurricane Andrew and I just never made one. Until now The knife is 23 cm overall and the blade is about 12 cm. I used oak for the handle with 3/16 brass pins. I finished it with good old linseed oil. I also left the file grooves on the sides and top of the blade. I love the look and feel of it. Not too bad for my first knife. I have already started to two more blades. I hope you all like it. Until next time.