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Old 08-25-2016, 09:19 AM
yeuker yeuker is offline
Join Date: Aug 2016
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Do I need to sand the tang

Hey Everyone,

New knife maker here. Just making my first 2 knives. Decided to do everything by hand... cut the metal, file, sand, etc without any power tools. Its been quite a bit of work but very rewarding. I need to get the knives done soon as its my brothers 40th early October and I still need to send blades for heat treat... which brings me to my next question:

Should I have filed/sanded down the tang? I did a good job on the blades and they are smooth, shiny and the blade is nice. I left the tangs as the metal came from my supplier because they are going to be covered by the scales. Should I have sanded them down (the tang portion under the scales)?

Please let me know as I want to either mail them for heat treat today or get busy sanding :-)


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