THE ARC DROP KNIFE
I started doodling knives and come up with a pretty cool design for my second knife. The spine is an arc and the blade is a drop point, thus I dubbed it Arc Drop 1. Having a slab of 0.156" CPM154 that was 9" long sitting and looking like it needed a purpose I started on the AD1 this morning.
This was the initial sketch, but considering that I am working with a 1 1/2" piece, I made an artistic call to make the belly deeper. The sketch is 1.125" at the ricasso line, while the grind-time variations resulted in it being 1 1/4".
Plywood template is made from the sketch. I drilled the pin holes in this after I took the picture.
The 0.156 (5/32)" material is only slightly easier to work than the 0.187 (3/16)". I went through 2 bi-metal hacksaw blades.
This is after another 1 and 1/2 hours on the 50 grit belt. Inclusions are gone and I am starting the grind the cutting edge.