|Project by Rick M||posted 09-07-2015 03:35 AM||1296 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
Well the handle scales are wood! Blade is from a 10” Delta saw blade, cut to shape with cut off wheel and ground to final shape. The handles are padauk. She’s sharp as a razor. The steel is already hardened so you have to be careful not to draw the temper while cutting and grinding so I frequently had to to stop and cool the blade, it’s a slow process. The steel is too hard for drilling so the scales are only epoxied on.
The handle was shaped with a combination of disc sander, spindle sander and by hand sanding. Then I hand sanded starting with 120, 150, 220, 320, & 400. The blade was hand sanded similarly but to 600 grit. I stopped there because the steel had some deep scratches that weren’t going to come out.