Okay maybe technically my second, because my first was this little 13" bladed short sword. It was a fun build and all, and since found a new home. But I have profiled a blank today out of 5/32" 1084 steel, and have given it a double distal taper. I have never ground double sided bevel before, and so I am a bit nervous about this build. Nevertheless, there is a first time for everything. I plan to give it a diamond cross section, put a G10 handle on and make my first ever wood and leather scabbard. It will be a while before it's done, but I wanted to put it out there. Thanks for looking. P.S. Question for makers: I think I should temper this at about 500 for about 55-56 HRC, or would 450 for 57-58 be tough enough for a blade this size? Thanks!