You look at this knife and you think 'Knife', that's because it's a knife. Just a plain simple knife for a plain simple guy. Easy to bevel and sharpen, easy to carry, easy to look at. Order one for yourself, and your Dad, and your posterity.
Check the Metals page to learn more about each metal. This is a knife blank, meaning that it's a thick piece of metal cut in the shape of a knife; it isn't sharp and there is no handle. Your job is to turn it into a beautiful knife.
All knife quality steels are annealed to make shaping your knife easier. Steel will need to be heat treated(hardened) in order to keep an edge.