So pictured below here is 'the bear', so named mostly because if it's shape. As size goes it's not all that long but has some serious mass in steel. It's 6.5" long and 1.5" wide. Made of 5/32 O-1, it's packing all sorts of weight. I did a full distal taper on the blade and reduced it pretty dramatically but it's still not something to drop in your pocket or on your toe. It is, in fact, going to be a necker when I am done.
Here it is convex ground and ready for sanding and drilling. I am still up in the air about handle materials. It's a good problem to have though. I have sooo many things on the bench right now. I am thinking Dymonwood just because it is tough as heckles and looks pretty nice.