The very first knife I ever Made was a Neck Knife! I was very Happy the way it turned out. It is a laminated blade, SS on the out side, blue super steel core. Easy to sharpen and will hold a keen edge for a long, long time.
The Second Knife I made is a Traditional rural Japanese cutlery.
Features Hitachi high carbon steel forge welded between two layers of mild steel.
Last but not least, is my camping knife. For this knife we had to design our own knife on paper and make a template. then Make a knife to scale of our template. I was amazed how it turned out.
Murray Carter is a great instructor and goes the extra mile! I would recommend his class to everyone. http://www.cartercutlery.com