DH1 - Drop-Point HunterThe DH1 is born from a piece of Crucible's S35VN knifemaking steel. The basic stock is 5/32" thick and 9" x 1-1/2". I printed the template on paper and transferred to a 1/4" plywood. See my page on Knife Profiles for details on how to do this.
This is the finished product, sans sheath.
This is after some "get close to the line" work on the bench grinder. Keep a tub of water handy as this thing will get hot when grinding.
The next step is to get the shape just right with the belt and drum sanders.
Working the bevelling jig.
The S35VN is certainly easier to cut than CPM154 and 154CM. I guess this is as good a time as any to decide on whether this is a flat grind or a Scandi bevel.
This will now have to be worked drilled and worked on the belts for pre-forging polish.