Thanks guys I really liked the way the handle on the chef's knife came out I wish I had better picture taking abilities.
Question...at what build stage are the knives heat treated. When they are blanks or after sharpening?
The heat treat can be done either before or after you do the bevels, typically if you grind bevels first you leave the edge about dime thickness then heat treat and finish grind after. I started doing all the bevels post heat treat a few months ago, it cuts down on warping and it's easier to do any straightening and flattening necessary post heat treat if the blank is all the same thickness. I don't actually sharpen them until the knife is completed and the sheath is made it makes it a bit safer, that chef's knife was ground close enough to 0 that when I etched it in vinegar it actually got extremely sharp which I realized when I cut myself the first time.
Edit on the post heat treat grind it's important to be careful not to over heat the blades I toasted a paring knife I have commissioned on the second to last finishing belt and now have to start over entirely.