Here I offer for your consideration one of a couple knives I have just finished with a monochromatic theme. Black and white. Shades of gray. The Ansel Adams fighter.
The blade is my Laminated steel, strong yet fast in the hand. The thorned guard is made from a piece of carbon steel forge welded to a piece of stainless steel, then faceted to bring extra light play and curves. The dark gray curly maple handle completes the knife.
The blade is 8" with an overall of 13".
The sheath is a high-ride model tooled in a quilted pattern trimmed in white stitching.