I bought some knife blanks that are said to be 100 years old (approximately).  The seller says the blanks
came from a factory in Thiers France.  The blanks are said to be made of high carbon steel, which is
typical for older French blades.
Knife Restoration
   
6" Kitchen
Knife
This knife is a 6"  kitchen knife.  The first two pictures are of the blank as I
received it.  The remaining pictures show the finished knife.  The handle is made
from Amboyna Burl.  This type of wood is from Southeast Asia.
 
   
 
   
   
8" Chef's
Knife
(Heavy)
This particular knife is a very heavy 8" kitchen knife.  The first picture is of the
blank as I received it.  The following pictures show the finished knife.  The handle
is made from curly maple with 1/4" steel pins.
 
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4" Paring
Knife
This knife is a 4"  paring knife.  The first two pictures are of the blank as I
received it.  The third picture shows the knife midway through the process.  The
remaining pictures show the finished knife.  The handle is made from Gabon
Ebony.
 
   
   
9" Kitchen
Knife
A 9" kitchen knife.
 
   
   
10" Kitchen
Knife
A 10" kitchen knife.