Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Good evening everybody! Now that I've been a few months around the forum, I decided to make a ''milestone'' knife and do a WIP thread about it. Usually my knives are meant to be users, simple but with an effective geometry and an even simpler blade finish. My goal for my Holy Grail is to combine that with a more polished blade and more ''special'' materials for the handle. Unfortunately, I don't have pictures from the early stages of the knife, but I'm going to take more from now on. The design is quite simple with a blade of 15.5cm/6.10'' , height 3.5cm/1.37'', blade thickness 5mm/0.196'' and it's going to be a hidden tang. The steel of choice is 80CrV2. The knife so far has been differentialy heat treated with clay to make a hamon. Final ground to 400grit and one side has a dirty hand sanded 120grit finish. For the time being, I've got to do a lot of hand sanding to reach a nice 3000grit finish before I start etching/polishing cycles for the hamon. Thank you guys for looking! All comments are welcome. I will have an update soon. Tony.