Hi, Im a regular lurker on KKF. I enjoy forging, and messing around with steel but make very (very) few knives.
Decided recently to try and finish the odd one so have had a crack at a kitchen knife. Steel is 304 and 316 stainless over a core of O1. Horrible mix to forge, and even worse to grind ! it kept moving every which way.
The grind is a blended convex, tried to keep it thin behind the edge, ground it to about 0.005" before sharpening.
There is some distal taper down the length, TBH I would have put a bit more in if it was a mono steel blade but I didn't forge enough taper in, so would have lost to much of the cladding if id put a more aggressive taper into it !
Sorry for terrible pics - me and phone were having a bad day! Will try and get some better pics at some point, anyhoo, all comments appreciated (its not glued up yet, hence the gaps at the bolster)
blade is about 240mm, handle is about 140mm. Seems to cut ok with the polished 2nd'dary bevel I put on it (no stones )