I bought this blade some time ago and was planning on making a Mountain Man version of the Arkansas toothpick. I made an elk horn handle for it, with a brass guard, but, I did not get around to finishing it. I was looking at the blade, one afternoon recently, and wondered how it would look on a short war lance. So, I made a four foot shaft out of yellow poplar, and mounted the blade as a spear point. The result was similar to an Apache war lance, that I have seen in several museums. I plan to make this piece as a present for one of my Delaware Tribal members in Oklahoma, as we have been friends for 59 years and still communicate on a regular basis. Although it is a highly polished blade, it "antiqued" very well. I am very pleased with this blade, and plan to make more items utilizing it. I am pleased that Atlanta Cutlery can deliver this quality in a blade for a low price point. By the way, it did not take much work to get a razor sharp edge on both sides of the blade. Always a plus as I see it. Thanks for carrying this blade.