Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! One of my favorite blades to make has always been short swords! Despite the great difficultly inherent in making these, they are still a lot of fun to make. This is my most recent short sword design (I have yet to come up with a name), and is part of a 3 piece set commissioned by a client. This particular model was designed to serve as both a tool and a defensive tool if necessary. The blade is tip heavy, making it a very good chopper while still possessing a lot of piercing ability. The handle is skeletonized, and the blade is very lively in the hand relative to the size. Overall, I'm extremely pleased with how this came out. Now to make more! Thanks for looking! - Precision Ground A2 - 58 - 59 HRC - .25" Stock - Fine Hand Rubbed Satin Finish - Double Hollow Grind Utilizing a 14" Contact Wheel - Textured G10 Handles, Secured with Screws and Epoxy - 23.75" OAL, Cutting Edge of 15.5"