Post Heat Treatment Finishing
After heat treating I had this cool rainbow colour effect on the blade, but I must go forth and start finishing. I start with 220 grit sand paper and WD-40 as a lubricant.
As this is a tapered tang, I didn't realise I would need as many clamps as I did. I ended up using my leather-jawed vise grips along with a carpenter's vise and a C clamp! What a beautiful mess.