Above: Set cut and drilled and ready to be made.
Above: Here the work for that day has been hardened in Macadamia Nut oil. It will then be
cleaned up and then have the temper drawn .
Above: Here the pieces have that straw yellow color after they have been heated in an oven
until they show the color I wanted.
Above: Here the blades are matched with their Myrtle scales and are ready for receiving their bolsters, which can be seen at the top, along with the red/white lining material.
Above: Here the bolster has one of the two holes filled . Each hold has a brass 1/8" pin that is glued and riveted .
Above: Here all the bolsters have been installed. Each number on each blade matches up with the wood scales.
Above: The knives here have been glued, and the two on the left are half sanded out and the other two on
the right have yet to meet the sanding belt.
Above: Santoku ~ see red/white/red inserts.