|Project by jetwhoop||posted 09-02-2016 03:59 AM||607 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
The blade was cut with an angle grinder, heat treated with mapp gas and tempered. I had some blood wood I had resawn, but then messed up while trying to plane it with all the crazy grain of the wood going in every direction it’s difficult to nearly impossible to get a decent length thin piece planed. Anyways other than being very difficult wood to work with I think this came out well. I marked my finger positions and used a rasp before taking the sanding all they way up to 3000. eventually I will probably soak it in some sort of nature for a finish. Pins where made from a grab bag of various pin/tub cut offs. This is my first try at making a knife so it could have been a lot better but, but I am fairly happy since it was made from basically scraps. I’m not really sure what the steal is as far a carbon content, but I imagine it probably wont hold a razor sharp edge for very long, but for now its super sharp after using a Japanese water stone to 8000. thanks for looking.