At this point, the knife is pretty much complete. I will touch up the blade a bit if needed and refine the edge. For carbon steel blades, I will always put a light coat of oil on the blade before shipping or for storage.
The result of all this mayhem is a wonderfully functional sharp, pointy tool…or toy…or thing to sit in a case and just be admired…or what ever else you may want to do with it! It is a good idea to let me know what you intend to use the knife for when you order so that I can ensure its performance will meet your needs. As I have said before, I create all of my knives for the purpose of being used, whether they are or not. As fancy as I may get with some of my blades, I will not create something that will break under general use.