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How to make a Baby Bear knife for almost nothing! I saw this style blade on the web for over $100. So I decided to see if I could make one in my basem...
First, trace out your pattern onto metal of your choice.
Drill out large center finger hole 7/8" or 1", depending on the size of your index finger (pointing or trigger finger)
Drill two holes 3/16" for the brass pins that will hold the handle onto the knife.
Cut out the rough shape of knife. I used a small hand held grinder. It worked great and fast, wear gloves and eye protection please! Flying metal shar...
Clean up all sharp edges and remove burrs! Smooth out rough spots. I used my belt sander, another great shop tool!
Cut out handles from material of your choice. You can use wood, antler, bone, plastic, etc.. Also drill two 3/16" holes in each handle slab for the br...
Line up all parts and pin temporarily to sand and fit handles nicely!
After tapping brass pins in , file or grind pins down enough to peen (round over) on both sides. Use a very tiny hammer to do this. Tapping the edges ...
Now it needs a nice edge. I used a bench grinder to do this. I wear a full face shield, don't get any metal in your eyes, it is not very pleasant! Bee...
Make a nice sheath of Leather or Kydex. I chose leather for this Baby Bear! You can lace the sheath two ways. See left side of pic. showing two ways ...
Enjoy & revel in the compliments from others! (but be prepared for requests to make more for friends and family!)
I found some steel that just begged to become a knife. So here is my latest baby bear knife! Enjoy!
Here is one more Baby Bear knife I am working on!
I just finished a new knife. Its called the "Stealth Tanto Baby Bear " It has a Tanto blade end. Matching Faux Kydex sheath and handles. Very powerf...
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Posted:Dec 28, 2011
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