Knife making part II
Considering how expensive/crazy the gun parts market has been lately and feeling the need to build....I decided
to try making a home made knives as a less expensive and hopefully temporary alternative..
Watched a bunch of Youtube vids and tried my first one a couple months ago.
Came out ok, but it is definitely a learning process.
I decided to give it a 2nd try and built another Bowie, little smaller than the first.
Same process, 440C stainless cutout, grind, heat treat, and black walnut scales, blade length 5.5"
I used aluminum for the guard and steel pins in the handle instead of brass .
Getting the hang of the blade grinding process, I think. ???
I made some grind gigs for my belt sander to maintain a consistent angle,
Gonna work on the leather sheath, will post pics when I get it finished.
The second one.
Those are awesome I used to build knives all the time I really want to build a forge and try my hand at that also.
Here is the sheath.
I make a paper pattern about 3/16"-1/4" bigger all the way around to allow for the leather thickness.
Cut out the leather, dress the edges, stitch, dampen the leather, insert the knife, mold to shape, install the snaps, apply leather dye, wax the stitches and burmish the edges.
That's some very nice looking metal work on that second one,,,
By jove,,I think you've got it!! Nice job indeed.
I'd like to try my hand at a Arkansas Toothpick or a Bowie in the Damascus method sometime, just no forge to use anymore.
Nice job!!! :thumbup1:
Awesome looking knives! I used to make machetes a long time ago. Nothing that looked that nice tho.
Beautiful work Shooter17. I'm trying to figure out how to make a knife sheath, and your work is an inspirations. Thanks.