Update 20171202: Finally finished. Handle is two layers of 550 cord with no guts. Steel is 4140 which makes a tough blade but will not hold an edge well. I did not forge this one. I just used my belt grinder, also called stock removal. Here is another one. Overall 7.5’’ blade about 3.5’’ width about 3/4’’. I have to finish grinding it, sharpen, and then I am putting a Paracord wrap on it, no guts two layers.