On my latest knife I added 416 stainless steel bolsters. I had a few mistakes on previous tries and this one didn’t come out exactly perfect, but the final product was satisfactory. Two photos below show me putting on the bolster and then the finished product.

Adding 416 stainless steel bolsters.

Adding 416 stainless steel bolsters.

12.5" chef knife made of 1095 steel with an Australian Beefwood handle and handmade mosaic pins. Bolsters are 416 stainless steel. SOLD.

12.5″ chef knife made of 1095 steel with an Australian Beefwood handle and handmade mosaic pins. Bolsters are 416 stainless steel.