Sketching the Design and taking shape

Whilst waiting for my steel to arrive I spent some time researching simple drop point designs. I decided on a drop point as I find they are more suitable for hunting and general camp work as they have a stronger point than a clip point so are less susceptible to damage.
Through my research I came across a great blog with plenty of templates. DC Knives
Once my steel arrived I sketched my chosen template onto my bar of 15n20 steel.
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With my template applied to the stock I used an angle grinder with cutting disk to remove the excess stock around the template to speed up the grinding / shaping process. Once i had cut down the stock to as close as the template as possible, i finished shaping the template by attaching a grinding disk and carefully grinding away at the stock until I was close to my template lines. I then neatened it up with my file.
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