My little adventure into free hand grinding has proven interesting if not somewhat carried away. The hidden tang is going to get the grind line cleaned up in the holder but the rest should be good to go with some fine tuning and hand sanding. There are a few firsts in this batch; free hand straight grind first recurve first double edge and first hidden tang knife. oh and first cleaver that is camera shy The dangers of being off work is lots of free time on my hands and the 1084 and 80Crv2 inventory took a significant hit. That and gave me a chance to try out the 154CM I have on hand for a couple other small hunting knives.