Guess I'll just make my own

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Just go with it... it looks fine as long as the blade is pointing to the left...
And, to be fair, you did say that this is going to be the last brass guard you were going to do...

Yes... and they're tauting me every step of the way.

Actually, with the brass pins peened in, it will be nearly invisible once it's finished.
 
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Crazy thing to me is the other guard drilled near perfectly straight. I even checked the drill press to be 100% sure it was set up square and true.

The machine was completely fine. The bit ran to one side. I was cutting slow too. Shouldn't have happened, but here we are.
 
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Crazy thing to me is the other guard drilled near perfectly straight. I even checked the drill press to be 100% sure it was set up square and true.

The machine was completely fine. The bit ran to one side. I was cutting slow too. Shouldn't have happened, but here we are.
I'd take it. Nothing on me is square & true either.
 
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One of our members commissioned these two for his grandsons, so I'm being extra critical. At least it didn't go through the side. I'm not happy, but it's acceptable since the pin will basically disappear on the guard.
At some point, nothing will be square & true on his grandson either. Happens even to the best of us.
 
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I managed to get 2 more knives out of the remains of that CPM154 bar.

These are a shorter bladed field knife, it so I'm calling it. Maybe call it a "Sportsman's Field Knife" or something.

Anyway, the blades are around 4". I took one picture below with a bushcrafter for scale.

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And here one with the mill scale mostly grind off. Got to say this steel takes an incredibly smooth finish. Even straight off the 36 grit brlt, it looks pretty good.

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I need to get that old musket to you, and the old cowboy knife... LMK when you are close to finishing the kitchen knife. And if this place gets nuked, you have my cell number.
 
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