Rather hypocritically after the full tang V hidden tang discussion I have been making a full tang neck knife this afternoon
Full tang, full flat grind with a secondary bevel, 6 and 7/8" OAL with a 2 and 3/4" cutting edge, 1/8" thick (ish):
After five minutes in ferric chloride, to check the pattern:
And next to two 12C27 stainless neckers I have in WIP at the moment:
Relatively low layer count on each side with a 52100 core and as sharp as a sharp thing
Obviously it needs a proper sanding and etch, but this is a good indicator of the pattern, showing the central core steel.
The 12C27 neckers need more holes drilled into the tangs and they will both end up with black Micarta or Carbon Fibre slabs and kydex sheaths - one of them is going to a mate for his canoe trips and the other will loiter with intent until I think on what to do with it.
I am looking for inspiration for handle materials at the moment for the Damascus necker - not sure whether to go light or dark.
Thoughts anyone ?