Time for a new thread.
Other work only let me finish grind 1 of my new 5 knives today. Plus the storm coming in should prevent more work tomorrow.
(It's just lint from rubbing oil on it.) It's patterned after the Mark 1 Kabar.
This is MUCH better than my previous attempts.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B6862PlnnR9/ <- That's what my first try looked like.
I've since learned how to forge the knife bevels without letting the knife grow too deep. And to keep the forging going straight without bananaing on me.
There's a way to turn a drill press into a crude lathe, so I'm going to turn the handle for this one. Never, ever done that before on any lathe. Also plan on trying Sho Sugi Ban japanese wood burning to give it character.