Here is something I have been workin on for a long time.This is my first attempt at it so please bear with me..My grandpa used to make knives out of SA blades,files,car springs..You name it and he was good.Well I figured I would try to carry on that old skill.I made this 11 inch BOWIE blade from a broken machete..I got her glowing red and dropped her into motor oil...It frickin worked.This thing is harder than a preachers ****. The handle is a broken deer horn that I found..Really unique sort of thing. So where can I find a big peice of brass to make my hilt,(handguard) from.. Here is the knife..I named it the "Iron Mistress" after that old movie.. It is built to be functional and I plan to put it on my belt with my pistol when hunting hogs..In case one of these big fellas decides he wants to scrap and I`m out of ammo..