Step 4: Grinding Down the Blade

We spent about 45 minutes setting up the grinder, but hopefully your grinder is ready to go.

1. Dull any sharpness the blade may still have. 

2. Sharpen both sides of the other edge at an angle of 15  degrees.  Keep your fingers on the side opposite the grinder while you are
doing so.  

This should only take a few minutes once you set up the grinder.
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<p>Interesting.... the shape of the knive is so Amazing.</p>
<p>Wow. This is the most interesting for me!</p>
wouldnt the blade bend and flex? <br>
<p>It wouldn't, if you use a bimetal high-speed blade. Bimetals are little bit harder.</p>
great and easy thing to make
I suggest dipping the blade in water very often when grinding. Keeping the blade cool helps to preserve the temper and keep the blade as sharp as possible.
I couldn't sleep, so I made knives <br>in my case : <br>i couldnt get an airsoft gun so i made crossbows
lolz <br>same thing i was gonna write an instructable about <br>Nicely done i must say :)
The steel from these blades is very brittle and extreme caution should be taken while using them to avoid cutting your own hand if it breaks (because it will break).
You can also use plastic tool handle dip from hardware store.

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