Those are cool. Are you going to add brass to the guard area?
The blades are made out of AEB-L. I don't believe I can etch that. I'll check into it thoughI like the stainless idea it is different. I would like to see how that looks. Are you going to etch the blade at all? The contrast between the etched blade and the stainless guard might look good especially if your handle material is dark.
Thanks Randy. I was really nervous when I started the grind on this. I thought for sure I'd mess it up so bad I'd end trashing the knife.I’m no help. I haven’t ground a blade that long nor have I ground a swedge. My only advice would be to take your time. Know what you’re gonna do before you do it. I will say those blades are looking great!!