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    1075 chopper with hamon WIP


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    I've been wanting to do a larger chopper style blade for a while now and finally got around to starting it.
    Drew out a template and picked up some 1/4" 1075 from Aldo.




    Gave it some jimping





    Hollowed the tang so I could taper it.





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    That's going to be very nice.....

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    I hope so, Dudley. Can't wait to etch and see what's under there.

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    File didn't bite the edge so we're in business.



    On to the fun part...
    Hand sanding.

    I'll take this up to about 1200 before etching.


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    love me a WiP! Pretty cool pattern that I'm stoked to watch come to life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorien View Post
    love me a WiP! Pretty cool pattern that I'm stoked to watch come to life
    Thanks Lorien!

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    Looking Good!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by melsdad View Post
    Looking Good!!
    Thank you 😊

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    I don't know about the rest of you, but hand sanding is 75% of my time in a knife.
    I don't look forward to hand sanding, but when I start doing it, it's very calming and relaxing for me.
    Honestly I never really thought about it, but after talking with forum member Matthew Gregory, I realized I enjoy hand sanding, but hate the 15 minutes or so I think about starting it. He could be a knife maker's therapist, although anyone who hand sands cpm 4v to the extent he does may not be right in the head. I kid I kid 😜

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    Sanding the tapered tang. I may remove some of the flare at the bottom of this handle once all is said and done. I think it looks cool, but if you're chopping, it may dig into the hand.

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    Fine job...


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