After heat-treat, I cleaned up the blade with 150, 200, 340 and 400 grit paper.
I am trying something different this time by making the cutting edge before all the handle work. I use an old worn out 120 grit belt to get the edge
A quick wipe with acetone, dry and fix the stencil in the right spot. Ready to etch my maker's mark in.
Cutting the mosaic pin. I like to cut them about 1/8" over size. That will be 1/16" sticking out on each side.
Now to cut the stainless pine. This knife three 1/8" pins. I also cut these a tiny bit longer than needed and chamfer the ends to allow them to press through without tearing out as they come out the far side.