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Old 12-10-2019, 07:13 PM
Tex65 Tex65 is offline
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Location: Austin Texas
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Originally Posted by jimmontg View Post
As far as I can see, they look pretty good for a freshman knife maker. You know I almost never make a bolster. I will make a small guard, but other than that I seldom make a bolster except for cosmetics. The knife without a bolster is what I usually do. I sand the front of the handle material down to about 1.5 mm. on the forward edge. I only use a bolster if I'm using a brittle wood like ebony or recon gemstone to protect it from chipping. Each knife maker has their own preferences. Do not mistake me, there isn't anything wrong with doing a bolster. It is just a matter of preference.
Good looking knives, keep it up. BTW what kind of steel are the blades made from? Stainless 440c or 1080?
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