did you finish this one?Started working on my next project today. My first knife starting from annealed steel. I'm using 1095 that is .14" / 3.5mm thick. The blade profile will be similar to Watanabe or Masashi. Tall, 270mm santoku basically. With a Sabatier style Western handle. Brass bolsters.
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.... an.... an evidence bag!?One day this fell out of a garbage bag
Good job! Love the cheeky grin. Lucky neighbour!Here's the sharpness Test
What stage are you up to? Sound like you have finished the profile and moved on to the grind? Im not so sure an orbital sander is quieter than a belt sander by a large enough margin to justify the reduced efficacy. Smaller pads. Less useful motion.... The belt sander is definitely the fastest/easiest option.... I would suffer the clean up for that. I empathise with the noise point. If noise concerns prevent you from spending a few hours grinding, files probably are your best option ?Beats the hell out of trying to do it with the Crystolon and my steel files