Drawing laid out on the steel.
First cuts made.
Second set of cuts made, removing most of the waste. (the amount wasted makes me cringe - one of the reasons I hope to forge soon)
Rough grinding done, and the notch for the guard laid out. (po man's layout dye - marker!)
Rough bevels ground on the bench grinder.
Rough file grinding done to establish bevels.
Additional work on the bevels on the bench diamond stone, and the begining of the notch for the guard is cut out.