Here is the knife I'm making out of the damscus I showed yesterday. I had intended to make a larger differently styled knife, but when I began to forge more than half of my billet delaminated. After cutting off the delaminating sections I barely had enough to make this. After looking around some, I think this blade shape would be closest to a puukko - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puukko. It is shorter than most, and doesn't have a straight spine, but I do think they're the closest in style to this knife.
At this point I have done some rough filing and sanding, I also gave it a quick etch just so the pattern would be visible for my viewers.
Hi, I'm Stephen Stumbo, I'm 18 yrs old, and a self taught knifesmith/blacksmith. All through my childhood I've had affinity for blades, probably starting with my first pocket knife. At 12 I tried to grind a knife out of a sawzall blade, and was so proud of how it turned out. At 14 I convinced my dad to help me make a forge so I could try blacksmithing. After building the forge I had a rough time getting started, but after meeting a local blacksmith and getting some tips, I went at it. About a year into blacksmithing (2009) I decided to try my hand at making knives. I started out terribly, but I've slowly been progressing to where you see now. Take a look around, and let me know what you think, you can also find me on facebook to keep up with the goings on around the ole smithy.