In smithing we always end up with odd bits.  A guy brought me a piece of drive chain from a 4wd transfer case.  After some testing I determined it wasn't a high carbon steel and set it aside.  Then one day I got and idea about sandwiching the chain between bundles of crane cable. Since the chain didn't test out well as a high carbon steel I did an old school "Clip Point" where the point is cut in and forged to shape that way the chain wouldn't be part of the edge. The guard was forged from 1/2" cable with a live edge. For the handle I used stabilized antler and maple burl. Got the sheath done for it.
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Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Mike Westbrook
That's sweet I absolutely love that guard way cool
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