Still have resolve the end of the handle, tweak the shape. Then finish hand sanding and apply wax or oil, etch my marks, hand finish the blade and ricasso and final sharpen.
This is the first tome I’ve used almond wood it smells good but cracks and checkers too easily. Thus I stabilized it with resin under vacuum and then 200*F
1084 carbon steel, stainless guard and spacer, black fiber spacers and home stabilized California almond wood handle.
Part of this project is supported by the Iowa Arts Council via a grant I received from them. https://iowaculture.gov/arts/grants