Does not get any better than that.
It's just a prototype, so it might take a while to work out a process for integral bolster knives, but I am very excited.
The reason I shelved peened bolster integrals project is that I don't like plunge-line grinds, and short of tig-weld bolsters (and ground out radius thereafter), there seems to be no way around it. Tig welding is something I will explore down the road, as I would like to extend integral bolster option to other steels not available in round bar.
Looks very nice, but isn't there something wrong with the handle? It looks all bumpy and stuff?