Here is a shot of one of the liners after it has been jeweled. I hope you agree that it looks very classy. The thing I liked most about doing this is that I don't have to spend a lot of time polishing the inside of the liners, and I really hate polishing the inside of liners.
Here is a photo of the blade after it gets a nice satin finish. I use 1500 grit sandpaper to put the hand-rubbed finish onto the blade. By the way, my new grinder worked absolutely fantastic when it came to hollow grinding the blade. I'm very pleased with the new grinder. It's making my time in the shop much more pleasant.
I still need to put an edge on the blade, but other than that, it's finished. I debated whether or not to do some etching or engraving on the bolsters with something to commemorate my son's achievement, but I decided against it. I did, however, choose to anodize the liners blue, which together with the red scales and white (well, silver) bolsters, give a very patriotic "flag" theme. I sure hope he likes it and that you like it as well. Thanks for following along with this build. The next one will certainly be one that I will make available for purchase. I really need to sell some knives to pay for my grinder. Thanks for stopping by the Robinson Edge.
- Brandant Robinson