Originally Posted by LennyD
Somehow I'm thinking it should have been a lot less work to sell it as a lefty on ebay etc, but I see your having fun so I guess why not lol.
I'm pretty confident it will be usable when your done, but your still getting very little juice for a lot of squeezing
More importantly you would have had the handle done for the Konosuke if you put this time into that etc, but don't let my reasoning slow you down.
I am not sure how much value you need to put on that white steel line, and an thinking it may be more about keeping the left to right and center geometry correct (or close as possible for a knife originally ground to be opposite) across the entire blade.
And maybe it's because I'm typically viewing your post on a cell but the recent pics look fine.
Yeah, as difficult as it was, it was kind of fun Plus, it was something I could do at odd hours of the night, as opposed to running power tools making a handle out on my porch.
And jumping into this much work on a blade I wasn't too worried about ruining, I think it was a pretty good learning experience overall.
As for the white steel line, my final stopping point was based entirely around that. I didn't go quite as far to right biased as I had planned in my last mock-up, I stopped when there was a good amount of white steel showing on both sides.
I think that part was actually really important, the softer cladding material is weird, it kind of leaves crumbles and clumps on the stones...If I didn't get that far enough away from the edge I'd be fighting that the entire time I'm trying to sharpen it
You can see the line in the first pic I posted just a few minutes ago....it's still a little closer than I'd like up by the tip, but I was having one helluva hard time thinning out the tip section