OAL: 12 1/2
Blade Length: 7 1/4"
Blade Material: 1080
Handle Material: Ebony
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When researching all the different varieties of Tracker and other WSK, I found 3 or 4 of them that had this type of blade, which I found to be rather appealing. I thought it would be a good blade to do some experiments on. I like to match the 1080 with the Ebony, when I use that for the handle.
Mainly, because 1080 is one of the few blade steels that I use that will turn black while being etched after being hardened and keeps a dark color even after polishing. It's one of the reasons I use it for my tantos. This time I wanted to focus only on that line, nothing above or below it. In the end I got a decent result, which makes the hamon look like a deep vein of sorts. It's not only visible, but has a sunken texture of its own, when touched.
I will be doing a few more large blades before diving into my higher grade works. I'll also be throwing a tutorial up in a few weeks, if everything goes right. And! I'm still making a list of tutorials to do in the future, so if you want to see something, then let me know and I'll try to make sure I do it. Logan Pearce www.pearceknives.com
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