Tim Tracey Posted June 4, 2015 Share Posted June 4, 2015 Hey guys, Seeing the progress and results from this years KITH I was bitten by the bug and decided to make a puuko myself. While I didn't register for the KITH because I wasn't sure I'd be able to submit one to everyone's skill level, I wanted to participate in my own way. Forge from some left of 1075 I had laying around the blade is 4.75 in length, still playing with how long the handle will be but will have wrought iron bolster and pommel that I'll etch out. I'm planning on making a birch bark handle and am in the process of selecting, cleaning, and cutting the bark to suit. But I'm also considering doing a wooden handle as well, though not sure which variety yet. My one regret is that I didn't truly flat grind the edge bevel, I made a rookie mistake and ground the tip too thin early on and ended up burning the tip and having to re-profile to correct my mistake. So it will have a secondary bevel. Please let me know what you guys think, any hints, tips, tricks are appreciated. The wrought iron bolster is propping the blade up, still need to drill, file, and fit it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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