This is going to be a "work in progress" sort of posting. I have started to make a friction folder knife with a antler tine I just got hold of, and I am going to use a blade I forged tonight.
The first picture shows the antler tine, with the cardboard model of the shape of the blade I had in mind.
This is the blade that emerged during the forging. I used a 9mm round bar of silver steel. Not quite the same as the pattern I made, but still quite nice I think, so I'll be using it.
The blade after a bit of work with a file. I made the cutting edge just under 3" to keep it "legal" in the UK. The tang looks a bit too long and I think I am probably going to shorten it a bit.
This is what it looks like with the handle on top of the blade. The tang follows the cuve of the antler and I quite like it that way. Nevertheless, when folded it looks like its going to be quite a long knife, so I still might shorten the tang... It would be about 6 1/4" long folded and by cutting the tang, I could shorten it to about 5 1/2". Is it worth it? I need a bit more thinking time!