Made some more progress today.
First got the wraps impregnated with marine epoxy, essentially making a composite material in place on the tangs. They're solid now.
Then worked on the Benghazi Warfighters.
After cleanup grinding on the profiles, time to cut out the tangs with my fancy-shmancy high-moolah bandsaw.
Some cleanup grinding.
Drilled the rivet and lightening holes, then triple normalized.
And now they're soaking in vinegar overnight to eat the scale off. All going well, they should have stock removal and heat treatment done tomorrow.