hello! i found in a old case the knife my wife's grandfather used. it might have been homemade by him (there was a lot of old files, chisels, and wood tools in that box too)
it was full of rust and in very bad shape.
i took out wooden handle (not full tang, cracked) and grinded it with rough abrasive to get most of rust out.
and i wish to make it a special profile slicer
its very thin (1,2mm at the tickest spine point)
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it feels very hard steel (very hard to bend despite small thickness)
no power tools allowed. files!
i might heat treat it or not (never done before)
i will etch it.
i will need to make a western handle in the new full tang i'll be making.
advice and commnets very welcome