After completing my first knife mod (Old Hickory 7" Butcher to Kephart) I was ready to try again. This time, after reading Whelen's On your Own in the Wilderness, I decided to try his modification of a Green River butcher knife to Seed-ke-dee knife. I also searched the forum and found this really good thread. The unsung: Whelen's Seed-ke-dee and DeWeese pattern knives The almost blank canvas (sanded down the scales thickness, it was really thick and clunky). This knife was huge. Picked it up off Ebay for a good price. Used a Dremel cut off wheel to make the cut. Dipped in water to keep blade cool. The cut off piece next to the finished off knife. After a lot of grinding on the belt sander and cooling as needed, the finished knife. Finished with a few coats of Danish Oil in walnut color. It did not come out perfect but it still should make a good user. Missed the upswing in the drop point and almost cut off the pins on the end of the handle. Over all I am happy with it.