RustyIron wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:54 am
Liquid Cobra wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Hi forum folks. I haven’t been as active on this forum as of late because I’ve been busy trying to learn how to make my own knives. I’ve made 3 so far and I thought I would share them here for anyone interested. Honestly, it is a very fun hobby that I find incredibly rewarding.
Very nice, LC.
How do you shape the blade? Surface grinder?
Pictures of the tools is just as important as pictures of the knives.
I drew the knife on paper and then cut out the drawing. I traded it onto the steel and then cut out the shape using a portable band saw. I cleaned it up on my grinder, drilled holes with a drill press. I then heat treated the blade using my evenheat heat treat oven. Then back to the grinder for the actual grinds. I cut out the g10 on my portable band saw and then shaped them with the grinder. I cleaned up the scales by hand using sand paper. I hope that all makes sense.
This is my heat treat oven.
My crappy drill press and vacuum.
Work bench with necessary drill bits etc.
And here is the first knife I made. White G10 handle scales with acid washed on the bevel, satin flats.
Again, thanks for looking and the kind words. Maybe I’ll keep this thread updated as I go along.
Most recently acquired: Paramilitary 2 Tanto, YoJUMBO, Swayback, Siren, DLC Yojimbo 2, Native Chief, Shaman S90V, Para 3 LW, Ikuchi, UKPK, Smock, SUBVERT, Amalgam, Para 3 CTS-XHP, Kapara, Paramilitary 2 M390
Grail Paramilitary 2 M390 X 2! ACHIEVED!!
For more of my pictures see my Instagram account.