Thanks. They're not easy for me. I feel like there's a fundamental piece of guard fitting that I must be missing. I don't mind tedium but I feel like the process (once I figure it out) needs to be executable to a known degree of consistency. If that makes sense. This one was better than the last. Hopefully the next is better than this one.you're "trying to work these hidden tang knives out" it looks to me like you've succeeded - i like it !