Jim Arbuckle's technique (Part II) -- pick heavy
Sorry for the delay in getting the next set out ... I've been having trouble getting the pictures to attach correctly. You can see more of Journeyman Smith Jim Arbuckle's work here:
11. Scribe the length of the cutting edge then flip the blank over and scribe again; this leaves two lines parallel to the cutting edge.
12. I then grind 45° bevels on both sides of the blade until the grinds reach the scribed lines.
13. 45° bevel viewed from the side.
14. I grind the bevel at a higher angle moving the grind line up the side of the blade but leaving the same thickness at the edge.
15. The bevel grinding continues as the grind line works away from the cutting edge. I stop when the bevel hits the top of the finger groove.
16. Once the bevel is completed, the blade is smoothed using progressively finer belt grits.
17. Grip profile is marked on tang of knife blank, pin holes and lightening holes are marked.
18. The holes are then drilled on the drill press and the edges chamfered using a countersink. Sharp edges now get smoothed up.
19. Grip profile is remarked on the tang.
20. The tang is ground closer to its final shape.