Introduction: Exacto Blade Survival Knife

This instructable is on how to make a knife out of an Exacto Blade or surgical blade.

Step 1: Materials

You need a stick, small rope (I used the inner strands of paracord), and a surgical or Exacto blade.

Step 2:

Sand one end of the stick with a large rock.

Step 3: Split the Stick

Next, place the blade in the middle of the stick and baton it about half of an inch down.

Step 4: The Blade

Put the blade in so that it fits snug.

Step 5: Lashing

Start tying it VERY tightly and once you're done finish it with an overhand knot.

Step 6: You're Done!

Step 7:


Master Wasi 47 (author)2014-11-15

Kinda nice.

YouNeverKnowItUntil (author)2014-11-08

scalpel blades are too flimsy

zcheek (author)2014-04-02

how is it a "survival knife" if you have to get materials from the store?

apk2000 (author)zcheek2014-04-02

If you look at my Altoids Survival kit it has 2 surgical blades and I have a paracord bracelet on me all the time. If you are in an urban survival situation, most office buildings have exacto blades.

CSI worker (author)2014-03-30