Karl, I wont lie, I'd like to see a picture of the finished product if it were possible? I'm a big fan of forging and maker channels on Youtube - I recently saw one where a guy picked up a broken Japanese nakiri chef blade in a carboot. He lovingly restored it over time and it's stunning. I appreciate good craft but I also like to see it when people put effort into the things they appreciate (it's potentially why I am subscribed to Del's YouTube channel even though I'm a recurve man).
It won't be for a while - all the sharp stuff like that is safely packed away in the attic from the inquisitive fingers of our toddler
There are some amazing knife makers on Instagram too such as David Lisch, look him up he is awesome.