The snow storm put a kink in my knife making plans, so I finished up this scrap knife instead (same as the bolster-fitting below). Here it is below in stop-motion. Once it has some tru-oil on top of the BLO and there is daylight for a good picture, I’ll post another view.
This one is ~0.135″ 1084 with a medium belt finish under the quench surface.
3/8″ maroon linen micarta and curly maple for the handle.
There it is at the top, profiled but unground:
Ground and cooked, fresh out of the oil:
Fitting a scrap of micarta as a bolster:
Fit with a handle block:
Glued and trimmed with some guide lines:
Rough-shaped on the disc sander:
finish sanding by hand, plus edge and some BLO on the handle:
An over-exposed update. Too much light on the handle, but you can see the nice rich color of the bolster: