Here is a bit of a photo progression of how this knife came together. It is not yet done. I still need to hand sand, buff, sharpen, etc.
Here is the blade and the Habaki before it was soldered and sanded etc.
Here is what it looks like now:
The wood for the handle on this one is some unusually dense redwood burl that was cut in the forties!
I didn't want to put my makers mark on the blade and the habaki was in the other traditional place for a mark so I decided to put t on the underside of the guard: