This is my first attempt at making a homemade knife of any type. I started with a circular saw blade, ruler, french curve and a sharpie. Here are some pics of what I have so far. As you will see I have wrapped the handle with 550 cord.
Well considering the fact that it appears imminent that the ESEE-4 is going to be the winner I started some preliminary drawings last night for my entry. I think I have a design that captures the essence of the ESEE. I will be starting with a 3/16" flat bar of O1 tool steel and this will be...
Hello -- this is my first post, but I've been a long time reader and have learned a lot on this great forum.
I am in the process of making my own camping/survival knife. I've decided to copy the layout of a Becker BK2. I love this knife and almost purchased one online last night, but decided...
I've been trying to make a knife by finding scrap, grinding/shaping it, then hardening it. The ones I have so far are alright, but they lose their edge way too quickly. I was just wondering what kind of scrap metal would be best to use. I know old files are best, but is there anything else I...
ok I tried out the angle iron and while they make cheap knives theydo make good spear heads but now i want to know about mower blades i have gotten hold of a crap load of them along with random other metals but would mower blades make a good knife that i coud be proud of?
Almost complete with my latest blade, just needs some scales and she'll be good to go.
stats: 10 1/8" total length
5 5/8" blade length
1 3/16" blade width
3/16" blade thickness
made this one from a 12" file.
So what do you guys think? :cool:
seeing a recent post ( http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=58814 ) about making a cup, and someone was giving them a hard time about the tools they used, then the author made his own hook knife... it gave me the idea to do the same! I am a very DIY kinda person, so I'm surprised I...
Here is the other knife that i have made this week.
Its total length is 8 1/2" with a 4" blade.
The handle is made from Ziricote which is a member of the Cordia genius family which grows in tropical South America,the natives use it to make craft objects,it is also used for boat decking and...
Everyone i want to start making knives i'm not sure how must people make them but i want to blacksmith them I have a forge, anvil and need the hammer and tongs just need some tips I live near a railroad thought I could use railroad spikes and any other junk metal i find just need some tips:)
About this time of year,I make a few knives. I would like to have your input on what type of knife would be ideal as an all around,always with you knife. I do not make folders.
I make full tang fixed blade knives. What would you like to see on an everyday use knife? thanks for your input.:cool:
Hey guys, Jed here, so seeing as how the state of the country is, and knowing the proverbial sh** may hit the fan soon, I've come to realize skills like knife making (as well as other skills gunsmith for example) would come in handy. So I'm here asking my boardmates about any advice for getting...