Thank you and I will be happy to help you in any way.Your photos are very helpful to this newbie, OP, thank you. Can you tell me a little more about the photo where you're sanding. It looks like a tapered piece of substantial wood you have clamped into your bench vise, which then gives you a freestanding spot to clamp your blade for sanding. Is there a name for something like that? It's sort of a jig, but not exactly. Great looking knife.