As some of you know, I spent a day with Hoss in the spring, He was kind enough to let me forge my own damascus and teach me some of the ins and outs of knife making. I've been traveling so much lately that I haven't had much time to work on the knife we started on that day. This was the first week I had time to spend on it and I am almost there. I wasn't happy with the finish I put on the knife before I etched it, so removed it and will start over this weekend. The handle also needs to be cut to length and finished.
I had much more luck on making the handle after I decided not to use the belt sander.