Chris Christenberry Posted September 19, 2020 Share Posted September 19, 2020 I'm working on my first Damascus project for a customer. It's a through-tang knife. (sure wish the customer had wanted a hidden tang knife!!!!!) I've got all the metal sanded down to 400 grit. (if I'm correct, that's pretty much where most of you say you'd quit sanding Damascus..........yes?) I've got the handle "bolted" to the knife right now for sanding and alignment. Its a stack-up of Red fiber liners, Stainless Steel liners and then a top layer of Curly Bubinga, two of each. Right now I've got all of that sanded down to match the Damascus knife handle profile to a 400 grit. So here's my question. After I etch the Damascus I shouldn't allow sandpaper to hit it again, should I? After I pin and epoxy the handle, I'm going to have to clean up the epoxy and adjust for any slight misalignment to make the handle a perfect fit like it is right now. That will require some sanding. So would you guys have any tips for me on how to keep from hitting the exposed tang with sandpaper during the cleanup? I keep "going forward" on this knife, but I'm really getting worried about that step. Chris www.chrischristenberry.com WHEW!!! If I could only know now what I "thought" I knew back then.................... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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