- Oct 11, 2012
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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.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.
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.A 120 year old house made of stone with a chicken coop and buried treasures? Sounds awesome!