Introduction: From a Bolt, to a Knife: How to Cold Forge a Knife From a Bolt Pt. 1
The title says it all, I'm creating a knife from an old bolt.
This is part one, of two or three. This instructable will cover flattening, and shaping the tip of the bolt (or should I say knife). The next one will covering sharping.
I am not responsible for any dumb actions you make with making the knife, to using the knife!!!!!! DON'T USE A CLAW HAMMER LIKE I DID UNLESS THAT IS YOUR LAST RESORT (which explains why I'm using a claw hammer...)
Step 1: Flattening the Bolt
I took my anvil, and I struck the bolt until I got it to my desired thickness (self explanatory...) plus I struck the top of the part not being used for my blade, and I hit it a little hard, and flattened any uneven spots.
Step 2: Rounding the Top
What I did for this step is take the now flattened blade, held it in my pliers, and I took the hammer at an angle and flattened it. You'll need to hold onto that bolt as tight as you can, or off it will fly!
Step 3: Things You'll Need
- A hammer
- An old bolt
- An anvil or an ASO (Anvil Shaped Object)
- SAFETY GOGGLES
- Pliers for grip
- Some strength
- And determination
Step 4: Last Words
This so far is a fun project! I am enjoying it, and what it has for me. Next, I will cover grinding the blade to make it sharp.