Kitchen Carver Rescue

This knife was battered against the grinder about 18 months ago – I didn’t realize the steel wasn’t flat until a bit too late… It was in such bad shape that it sat in a drawer for nearly that long. Awhile back I sanded one side. Last week I sanded the other, and then stuck it in the new forge for heat-treat. It has alot of flaws, BUT the rescue turned out pretty well, and it’s going right in my knife block.

1095 and Guayacan, about 0.115″ at the ricasso and ~5.5″ tip to scales.

The wood was a real surprise. It came from a Woodcrafter store-closing sale. The block felt nice and heavy, but the grain looked kind of boring. Wow, does it shine up nice!