Knife Making 101

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  1. Hack

    Hack Senior Member

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    So a few weeks ago I signed up for a knife making class. Class is Monday nights from 6pm to 9pm.

    Started on the first knife made from 1095 steel.

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    Basic shape, hardened and tempered.
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  2. Stevie 202

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    Cool!

    (I'm a bit of a knife freak.)
     
  3. Hack

    Hack Senior Member

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    Handle material is called micarta. Its a compressed compound material.

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    At this point I sure am wondering what this thing is gonna look like...

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    But it soon starts to take shape...

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    After lots of sanding and shaping, it finally comes together.

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  4. Hack

    Hack Senior Member

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    I learned a lot doing this first one, but now, I've started on my second one... Hidden Tang

    Probably use deer antler and cherry wood for the handle on this.

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    That's really nice looking, great job.

    Are there classes like this everywhere you think? I'm going to
    Search around and see if there's something local
     
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    Excellent work, really well done thanks for sharing. Must be far more satisfying than buying.
     
  7. Hack

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    Not sure. This is at Indian Capital Technology Center in Sallisaw OK. Being taught by a 78 year old man that's been doing it all his life. Has lots and lots of cool stories too.
     
  8. Hack

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    Thanks. Yes, and has even showed us how to make a sheath from a hunk of leather.

    But to do all this from home, you gotta invest in some equipment. I have started to acquire a few things now. Going to try to build myself a knife grinder (thats what they call the belt sander set up).

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    That looks really awesome.
     
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    that is really cool!
     
  11. kevinpaul

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    Wow! You can make a great knife and I can't even use one.
     
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    That looks awesome! I would love to take a class like that.
     
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    Looks great! A friend of mine is Gil Hibben's son-in-law and is bringing me to one of Girl's classes next year. Gil has made knives and weapons for quite a few movies like Rambo, Star Trek, etc., so I'm kind of psyched to be going.

    Gil is 81, but you'd never guess it to watch him work.
     
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    Kikass!

    That's pretty awesome, Hack! Thanks for posting :thumb:
     
  15. jeff_farkas

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    Really nice work!!
     
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    This is kinda sweet
     
  17. Sp8ctre

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    Very, very nice! You're going to want one of these if you really get hooked like I did...

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    Here's one I made on that KMG

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  19. Hack

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    Good stuff Sp8ctre!

    I do need one of those, badly!

    The shop has 3 of the Bader grinders, base price $2K, gonna have to go a different route!
     
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    No binding?
     
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