Alright, so Ive finally had some time to work a few knives. Unfortunately my grinder is still on the other side of the country and over the holidays I didn't manage to get it shipped, but I did find a supplier who has damasks blanks. He says they are between 56-58 RC, I don't have a tester, but they pass the file test. I ordered 10 all together, and have 1 done, and 3 or 4 more on the go. I gotta say, Im a bit anxious, and I sometimes get ahead of myself. It shows a bit in this first knife, but I'm going to rework a bit of it and shine it up nice.. Im open to any and all criticism, so don't be afraid to hurt my feelings. Please let me know how I've done.