Here's a knife I made under the guidance of an 89 year old man, using his tools in his shop. He had about five sanders set up, each with a different grit, and another five motors, two buffing wheels on each.
The wheels were charged with a series of polishing compounds, coarse to fine.
It took over 4 hours start to finish, including cutting the steel blank, the grenadillo grips, and the brass tang. Mostly, though, I remember standing in front of grinders, sanders, and polishers for what seemed like a minor eternity.
A very memorable afternoon.
He called it a "skinning knife." I put it to work now and then skinning vegetables and fruits on road trips.
Thanks for lookin'!