Cool knife Richard. Coincidentally I am currently working on a large, ringed hawkbill. I thought I would bevel the spine but to me, for my design, the blade needs something more. Would you mind if I "borrowed" your idea of carving the spine?
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Thanks for the replies, folks. This is another small one, as I am still heat-treating with a torch, 5" oal with 2 1/4" cutting edge. Hope to get a propane forge built soon so I can do bigger stuff, waiting for the weather to get nicer.