Just delivered this yesterday. The customer's request was: "Maybe something 12" long or so, forge finish and mean looking."
Here's what I came up with:
The blade is right at 12", and it is appropriately mean-looking. Forged leaf spring, multiple quenches in veggie oil, multiple tempering cycles, integral socket handle, hemp cord wrap, cotton cord double Turk's head knots at either end, sealed in black shellac.
He just couldn't wait to get it home and try it out on the feral bushes in his back yard. He had to whack at a cardboard tube.
This is a light, fast blade, as he commented. I like leaving a customer with a grin on their face as they heft their new blade. :)