List price going forward on this particular model is an even 1k.
When I do one like this where I take the maker's choice opportunity to come up with a new model, I always do it on a discount so TC paid a bit less.
Time in it? Shit, I honestly lost track. Here was the process...
Started with a large hunk of steel.
Forged the tang
Forged the profile
Forged the tapers
Forged the blade
Forged the bevels
Handsand to 600 grit
That brought me to right about here:
Top left: Final grinding
Bottom left: Hand finished to 600
Right: Forced Aged & Polished
Cut guard and pommel stock
Drilled holes for tang slot
Filed holes into rectangular tang slot(this is shit work, most guys who don't make guarded knives don't do it for this reason)
Filed shoulders onto the ricasso of the blade
Press-fit guard to the shoulders
Marked the tang slot to match the tang on all four sides of the wood
Drilled holes for tang slot in both ends
Slotted and connected all holes to make a rectangular interior tang slot
Fit tang to wood
Finished bottom of the pommel
Finished the front of the guard
Faced all mating surfaces on a lapping plate
Dry fit and checked multiple times
Guard press-fit for the final time
Handle and pommel attached with 2 ton marine epoxy
Pommel press-fit on the back via peening
Handle flushed and shaped on grinder
Handfinished the handle