Again thanks to everyone for the great comments. Some people have asked about the blade pattern and I wanted to mention that it is 3600 layers from the tip to the guard over 11". The steel is 1080/15n20/ NI. I started with 15 layers of each steel with the 1080 3/16"thick and the 15n20 1/8" thick. The nickel layers are .010" thick and were between each layer of the 1080 and 15n20. It was huge billet for me 8) and probably the largest I have welded. My equipment is not huge and it was a challenge. Took a while with many welds and heats. Thanks to all for looking.