I'm making my sister a knife out of 1080 carbon steel, to be handled with pink and purple denim twist micarta (made using this method, but rolling and twisting before flattening).
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Let's burn it!
Step 1: Testing steel
Step 2: Forging
Step 3: Rough grinding part 1
Pic 1 - I don't like the transition of the handle to blade.
pic 2 - cleaned up with bench grinder.
pic 3 - my awesome clamping setup
pic 4 - use the angel grinder with 36 grit flapper to clean handle area
pic 5 - get the blade area as well
pic 6 - get the spine and blade areas
pic 7 - better
pic 8 - bevel still needs work
pic 9 - there ya go!
Now that we've rough ground it witht the angle grinder, we move on to rough grinding step 2.