The shop I work at recently got a whole bunch of lawn mower blades so I have been trying to find things to make them into. One of the things that occurred to me was if lawn mower blades are strong enough to hit a rock then they might be a good candidate to make knives.
In addition to the instructions on making the knife I will include an explanation on how I replicate the knife design. (I ended up making 4 of the same ones)
These steps are not exhaustive and assume the maker has experience with some basic metal working tools.
-Angle Grinder (with different grit flap disks)
-Lawn Mower Blade
Step 1: Safety
Remember when working with power tools to use the proper safety equipment.
In this case it would include:
Respirator (remember grinding disks are putting many nasty things in the air)
Gloves (although not necessary and not for use when working at a forge I like to use a good pair of leather gloves to lessen the vibrations when I am working with grinders.)