I made the “uptown shiv” and it turned out, as I had feared, it was a bit too ostentatious.
Unfortunately, they won’t give it back. But I guess that’s OK since I know where I can get more like it. ;)
I made something a bit more compact:
1080 high carbon and 15N20 nickel steel low layer twist, shaped and ground then fine-polished on a surface plate. You can see it’s pretty shiny and flat. Handle is cocobolo.
You can’t tell from this angle (and I didn’t get good pictures in controlled light) but the back of the blade is a bit more than 1/4″ thick. It’s a great big hulking slab of stab.