Jim, Im not a expert either and hope to learn more to aid in making these knives, and making them better. So thank you for your input.. The tang thickness is .118 inches. tapering to the tip. I am quickly learning that most measurements are in MM on kitchen knives.. So after looking at a conversion chart it is 2.99mm. So I dont know for sure if that would be overly thick for this knife style? Please advise what spine thickness is acceptable?
One thing I do try and incorporate into my knives is that heavy duty look and feel. as well as preforming as such. You know, the ones your not afraid to use.
Again Thanks for the input..