After the blade has been cut from the bar, we refine its profile on the belt grindder. It also received a rough polish, got straightened and had all its edges and corners rounded as you don´t need more than its tip to poke things, right?
The next step is the heat treatment. Notice the little hole on the end of the tang to hang the blade on the oven.
The block of wood bellow the blade will be its handle. It is moradillo ou “Bolivian rosewood” and althought I never worked with this wood before, it looks promising.