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So I am absolutely loving this hobby! All I think about at work is making knives!

Think I am going to go with a Ultrex Suretouch G10 handle. Not sure if I want to put a bolster guard on it or not.

Thoughts?

 

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Excellent job keeping everything centered.

 

If it was me, I'd bring the bevels on up the blade, but that's just me.

 

Good work.

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Yep, the tapers and lines look good!  I agree with Don about the bevel height. That's the most common comment you'll see here about new makers' work, in fact.  It looks like you want to use it as a chopper, so I understand the desire to keep as much strength behind the edge as possible, but I think you'll find it will cut much better with a bevel at least twice that high.  I'd go for a 3/4 height or full flat grind, myself. Maybe with a light appleseed grind at the edge for strength if you really want to chop hardwood.  

 

Your call, of course.  And, in my opinion, you won't need a bolster or a guard.  The way you have the tang shaped to create a finger groove behind the ricasso does the job just fine.  That way you can get creative with sculpting the front of the scales, too.  If you want.  It's your knife!  

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So I think I will put a deeper edge on it still. What is the final grit for G10? I have a few little lines on it from sanding but pretty happy over all with the handle shape and feel. Its a little on the thin side because it was all the thickness they had to sell.

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