First test of AEB-L and frame-handle construction.
5.25″ of 1/16″ stock AEB-L, heat finish, 4.5″ walnut and G10 frame handle. Lots of chatoyance in this wood! My new “AEB-L” stencil hadn’t arrived yet, so assembly happened first, hence the appearing/disappearing mark. The etch took off more of the heat colors than I expected, but this is just a test blade for my kitchen.
3.5"x0.100" 154CM @400x
4.25" handle of canvas micarta @400x
Standard paring knife pattern:
3.5" blade from 3/32" A2 at 600 grit
4.25" handle of maroon linen micarta with brass pins
This is my standard paring pattern:
~3.5″ blade, ~0.100″ 154CM
Ivory-colored paper micarta over ruby red G10, stainless pins.
The pinstripe really is red. Fluorescent lights suck.
This is a 5″ kitchen utility knife in 3/32″ 154CM. It is simply belt finished and left with the heat-treat colors.
Selecting wood for a handle, then fitting:
Glued up, then shaping: