After I saw this video from John Heisz, I knew I had to make a knife.
First I drew the shape of the blade on a piece of plywood. It's amazing that you never stop to think about how the shape of a knife blade looks like until you have to make one, then it's not so obvious.
This cut off serves as a template as well as to get a feel of the knife in my hand. I decided I had to add more length to the handle.
I used a table saw blade that I don't use for this,
Cut it off with an angle grinder,
Then I used the grinder to grind the blade to start to sharpen it. I dipped it in crushed ice every once in a while to try to keep it from losing its temper,
The handles are made of a scrap of walnut,
I glued it using construction adhesive,
Then I used the belt sander and a file to shape the handle. I don't have a picture of the final product, but after this I added a coat of linseed oil and bee's wax, and sharpened the blade with diamond stones and a japanese water stone so it's razor sharp. I also used wet dry sand paper to polish the blade and finally, i stropped it with a piece of leather rubbed with chromium oxide.