The Brace of Bowies came out pretty good. Fully convexed clips and hand sanded to 3K grit then buffed. Not perfect but a lot better than when I started.
Pretty decent considering I only had hand abrasives, a dremel, and a worksharp to help with roughing out.
All told about 15 hours into the pair.
This project more than any other has convinced me of the fact I should have acquired a proper belt grinder a long time ago. The worksharp is useful but doesn't have the horsepower to really remove stock as quickly as I need it to.
I will be starting a fee new projects very soon. Stay tuned.
This knife is a testbed for a bunch of things, new and old. Forged slight-recurve bushcrafter in file-steel, with forced patina and epoxy soaked hemp wrap. Kydex sheath with Discreet Carry Concepts clip.
It's been a while since I set one aside for myself, and doing so lets me test my established methods and some things that are new to me.
This has been my constant companion for weeks now, making kindling for the daily cook fires, practicing bushcraft, doing food prep, working around the shop and ranch. Originally sharpened to a 5000-grit convex edge, and maintained solely by stropping so far, it will still shave hair. Everything I've done or used here is holding up well, and I've seen how to bring it all to other pieces in the future.
🎉⭐️1st time sharpening a convex edge&freehand⭐️🎉 This is the knife I used to process the squirrel my dogs caught the other week. I forgot to sharpen it until now and the blade was chipped all over the place from cutting bones. It was pretty destroyed! Spent some time on it and got it all fixed up! *It was 95 degrees when I recorded this yesterday so the paper I was using was a little moist hence the mild trouble I was having 😂* #barkriverknives#convexedge#keepyourbladessharp