Each year a good friend Lorien Arnold hosts a "Pay it Forward" (PiF) buildoff where he provides 3 different knife designs for makers to choose from. He leaves the details up to the maker to interpret or create. It only needs to be based on one of the designs.
"The knife or knives that you make which spring from this buildoff should either generate funds which can be paid forward, (to a charity, a person or whatever) or the knife itself can be paid forward. Use your imagination, and don't rush your decision, it doesn't matter how you are gonna Pay it Forward until the knife is made so take your time. You never know what's around the next corner, or who might need a little extra help..."
You can find the running thread here: (CLICK ME) on Bladeforums.com
I chose this Design!
Steel: 1/8" 1095 (With Hamon)
Handle: Ebony & Ivory Micarta
Sheath: Leather (RH)
Misc: Tapered Tang, Sharpened Clip
Due Date: March 8th 2013
I will be updating this post with photos as a Work In Progress.... Stay Tuned