Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! a few months ago my good friend dudley sent me photos of a tom maringer vorpal haiku. i was very enchanted with the handle and all its parts. i wanted to try and make something with a similar type of handle. this is my most complex build so far. i started it in early march, and worked on it between other projects here and there. the blade is 1084, 8 3/4" long. the main bevels are flat ground, the clip was ground with a 4" wheel. the handle parts are all stainless, excluding a few copper bits in the habaki and the set screw in the toggle. the set screw/allen wrench/SS threaded rod were bought at the hardware store, and not made by me. i did not have a thick enough piece of SS to make toms style of toggle, so i invented my own. it is pinned and silver braised. the handle is poplar, pinned with brass for alignment and glued. the sheath is leather with a crocodile facing. thanks for taking a look !