Yesterday I ground the rough forged blade to what is more or less its intended shape
|Ground to Shape|
The main modifications here were changes to the shape of the handle. I decided to put a slight inside curve to the top side. I have also slightly straightened the lower side, and steepened the front end to increase the 'catch' to the index finger.
Likely I will put a short unsharpened area (riccasso) just at the base of the blade side in the final polishing.
Additional time spent = + 5 minutes
(total time to this point = 70 minutes)
See the earlier full review of 'Forged in Fire' on this earlier post
PS - On the Photograph
The flow of ice that frames the blade was a completely natural formation on my deck!