|Finished with time to spare. If you know cabinets, you'll recognize the backdrop.|
|Roughed out with grind lines marked|
|Rough grind. The top knife is for a retired operator, the bottom |
is for a Vietnam Vet.
|Cleaned up after tempering|
|Fresh out of heat treatment and oil quenched in my shop|
|Handle blocks, Cocobolo for this one and canvas micarta for the|
other knife, both with .25" stainless pins
|Handle roughed out on the band saw|
|Handle fitted, file work on the spine with |
|Saddle stitching and contact cement hold these together.|
|Almost done, just need wax and polish.|
Final specs on this one. 1095 HC steel, 9.5" overall, 4.5" cutting edge, Cocobolo handle, stainless pins, leather sheath. I hope he likes it as much as I do, this one just fits right in the hand and is scary sharp already but could be honed even more. Thanks to Broken Tooth Brewing for tasty beer, I'm not sponsored but from one craftsman to another, well done! Now to get the other four on my bench out the door so I can start experimenting with hatchet making.