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.
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Looks very nice, but isn't there something wrong with the handle? It looks all bumpy and stuff?