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SabRH1.jpgSab2.jpgSab1.jpg. My first attempt at uploading images. It's not new, but it has a new life.
 

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So nice! Really like the bolster removal as well.
 

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It took a screaming edge but i knew I was in over my head. I gave it to a buddy of mine who did a great job. Screaming sharp with a bit of nostalgia. On my way to try it out after a couple weeks away from home.
 

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Starting another ODC rehab next week. Hope to have images of that one soon enough.
 

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He sanded with several different belts for the heavy removal and finished by hand.
 

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Great job, I think they look much better with the blade bit of the bolster ground out. You can trim them off with a thin cutting disc also, but make sure you keep dipping it in water.
 

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Great job, I think they look much better with the blade bit of the bolster ground out. You can trim them off with a thin cutting disc also, but make sure you keep dipping it in water.
Not speaking about this specific one, but quite often the blade is very thick at the heel, due to the forging method. It's enough to reduce the finger guard so much that it levels with a relief bevel. Removing the entire finger guard makes only sense if you're able to considerably reduce the blade's thickness at the heel, and reconsider the whole blade's distal taper.
One of the characteristics of traditional French blades is the very nimble tip, and the sturdy heel part.
By the way, the heel part was often left deadly flat for a few inches to allow rougher tasks.
 

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How much? :D

Looks great!
 

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How much? :QUOTE]
Between 2 and 3", originally often much more. With the steeling and sharpening practices these knives where submitted, the flat section got reduced.
 

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It's remarkable how the profiles can be so different from different time periods. I appreciate the insight Benuser. Heel is still pretty tough even though the whole blade has been tapered. The blade was in pretty rough shape so a lot of metal was removed. The profile is really nice. I'm toying with another old, old Sab and may be less aggressive on compete removal of the guard. We'll have to see .
 

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Looking forward to seeing what happens with the next. That looks great. I like the smaller pins, and the handle shape looks great.
 

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Love the profile (actually love the knife period), looks like fun!
 

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That's a great rehab job...you have all the aesthetics nailed! Nice bolster mod. :doublethumbsup:
 

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This is making me so friggin' excited for my Sab that's coming to me!!!
 

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My house is about 120 years old, built by a pretty handy stone mason. We're the 3rd family that's lived in the home. Even after almost 20 years,there's always something popping up when we dig. I found these in a wall by my chicken coop. Nice patina? :D Nice rehandle project.:rofl2: Brings a new meaning to ODC.
 

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I have friends that live in " big fancy houses". Their kids come to our place and call it a home. Not too bad for suburbia.
 

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A 120 year old house made of stone with a chicken coop and buried treasures? Sounds awesome!
My place in Dutchess County is more than 150 years old. The basement is stone and that sucker never, ever leaks. We've been there almost 20 years and it has weathered every storm without a drop. We had a chicken coop (it was originally a chicken farm) but we knocked it down a few years ago because it was just housing wasps. The barn is part of the original farm - it even has the old outhouse! Never found any buried treasure there, although if rocks were a penny a piece I'd be a millionaire.
 

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