Knife 19 – Small Hunter or Everyday Carry Hophornbeam scales
Another hunting type knife made with 1080 Steel and Hophornbeam scales. Again, I’ve chosen a design easy to make. I Begin grinding the blade by running it in long, even, full length passes.
By choosing a design with a short blade, these passes are short, so go slow, with even and light pressure. Be careful not to pause or stop in any one place (if you do you will grind deeper in that spot).
Unless your hand is steadier than mine, however, you will, no matter how hard you try, grind both high and low spots into the blade as you go along. Don’t worry about it and just keep practicing. More Grinding a custom knife talk here!