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    Gray gunmetal finish

    After viewing all the alternatives, I have decided to put a bright polished finish on the edges of the tang that show and the top (spine?) part of the blade. I figured that since the entire cutting edge, the secondary bevel, will be bright polished by necessity then the integrity of the bead...
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    Gray gunmetal finish

    I don't think I have the skill to make an exact duplicate of the knife tank. For sure, I could not do it without marring the finish on the original tang. It's a good idea, though. Thank you.
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    Gray gunmetal finish

    I will research the bead blast idea. I am not sure what all it takes to do that, but I have all sorts of machinery and air compressors in my barn. Thanks.
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    Gray gunmetal finish

    This is my third fitting of a knife handle. This is a pre-hardened and drilled blade from a major supplier. I think this one is called "Mule Skinner." My question is: How do I fit this handle to the blade without removing the gray finish on the top and bottom of the tang? I have to do the...
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    My first try.

    I am trying to attach a jpeg image to a question I have. The image from my cell phone will not be accepted by the post because the image is "too Large." I have waded through every link on this web site for several hours, but I can not find the place where I can learn what file size and format...
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    My first try.

    I will be sure post a picture.
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    My first try.

    I had 73 trips around the Sun, but t6his is my first attempt at knife making. I will probably have lots of questions as I go along even though I have spent weeks reading about the art and watching YouTube videos about it. I hope some of you dedicated artists will help me out when I need advice.
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