I have been thinking of making a Kukri for awhile now. For those not familiar with one it handles like a cross between an axe and a Bowie knife. I started by first making a template out of ¼” plywood to figure out the best blade geometry then I used that template as a guide to cut the blade out of a 4 foot diameter saw blade made out of 8670 steel with a plasma cutter. The blade on this one is 10” long and the handle is 5” long and made out of oak from my fire wood pile. I put a brass guard on this one and I am glad that I did, it keeps my fingers out of harm’s way. I made the sheath out of thick leather which I had on hand rather than try to make a traditional one out of wood. The blade on a Kukri is carved and wide up front and because of that the blade has to go into the side of the sheath, not straight down like a knife sheath. I am happy with how this Kukri and the sheath turned out.