The project still lives! I received this rough test piece about a week ago from a blacksmith friend of mine. It's not the finalized form of the tool, but was an initial test piece he did to establish how much to charge for finished pieces and sent it along for me to play around with. I'll be getting about a dozen of them done up. The fully finished ones will be a little wider in the bit with the side opposite the single-beveled edge being totally flat and two lashing holes and a set screw hole being present. The socket is square to prevent turning on the handle when hafted. The beveled face of the tool also features phantom bevels. For those not already familiar with the project, but the tool may be used on its own as an ulu knife, on a straight handle (of varying lengths) as a bark spud, carving spade, chisel, or splitting wedge, and on an appropriately forked branch or two-piece assembled handle as an axe or adze.