Wow, not too shabby for first knife.
Thanks gents. According to my logs I've put in about 12 hours, not including curing time for glues and such. Much of that time was spent grinding over half the thickness off. For the next three knives I hope to cut a few hours off that time by value engineering the tasks into batch steps.
12 hours is insanely good time from where I stand. I need to get a belt grinder
I wasted a night trying to hand polish and in the end accomplished what I wanted 15 mins on the belt sander. Sometimes the tools make a huge difference.
Looks like a chicken zombie killer. Great WIP thanks for posting.
One thing you can give and still keep...is your word.