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  1. #31
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    Can't wait to see the finished knife. Thanks for sharing the process.

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    rough handle pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevinT View Post
    ...About these knives, the blanks I got were rough forged and trimmed. They had to be fully annealed, straightened, rough ground, hardended and tempered, straightened, finish ground, polished. The tangs needed a lot work also. These blades are heavy when they come and need a lot of grinding and straightening. It is easier to make a new knife from scratch...
    Sounds like a heckuvalot of work!

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    I dunno, man, that last pic looks a little clunky......
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    taking the chunkiness out.
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    more handle work
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    handle roughed out
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    Wow, looking good

  9. #39
    tradegy at the tip.

    While rounding the spine, I got the tip into the wheel and busted off about 3/8 of an inch. Major bummer. I started to reprofile the blade but I thought that I better wait until tomorrow. Some times you have to put things down and start again the next day.

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    Super cool Devin.

    Edit: Doh! Hope you can fix the tip issue without spending all day on it.

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