Made a 3" EDC in CPM CruWear, Bone White Linen micarta, red liners, mosaics and laynard tube. Holster brown Raptor texture sheath:
Rehandled a 180mm Watanabe nakiri in stabilized spalted wood (customer supplied) with some blue camo micarta as the spacer. Redid the ferrule on the original chestnut handle too:
And started cursing my life! Working on 3 of the 8 Shechita in S90V, all post HT grinding. AO belts don't really do anything to hardened S90V I found out except kinda burnish it!
Used SunMax structured belts in A45, A30 and A16, but I can feel every deeper grit scratch when running my fingers over the blade:
Satin belt finish on the left as above. Right one is ground lengthwise on the contact wheel to 220 ceramic and it feels smoother between fingers than the left blade does. I tried some AO belts on the right hand one to see if I could get a satin finish and the steel just laughed at those belts. Burnished a little, but that was about it! Lots of SIC and finer grit ceramic belts (Norax and Trizact ceramics) ordered! Should have done the grinding pre HT, especially the 18"x2.5" wide ones!