Introduction: Homemade Knife

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In spirit of the season premier of the Walking Dead, a bunch of video creators has gotten together to make Zombie weapons. On Oct. 23rd 2016 at 12:00pm est. you are going to want to check your YouTube feed. Over 20 videos will be released all at the same time. Each of those videos should have a playlist link in the description, from there you’ll be able to check out all the other videos and consider subscribing to each one of the creators as well. This should be a very fun day seeing some creators make something that you normally wouldn’t make. As far as my project for this challenge, lets gets started. #ZWC2016

Step 1: Saw Blade

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I keep my old saw blades my thought process was to have them all sharpened someday, well you know how that goes. So, I picked an old one drew a rough knife blade shape on it and cut it out with a grinder.

Step 2: Basic Shape

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Once I got the rough blade shape, started refining the shape at the bench grinder. Then pick out two scrap pieces of wood Maple and Walnut. I place the knife down and traced it with a marking knife. Next I routed a shallow space for the blade. Place the second piece of wood on top with the blade in the middle. Flip over the whole piece and repeat .

Step 3: Getting the Blade Ready

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Cleaned up the blade and at this point started sharpening it a bit. This would be a good time to heat treat it as well. Assemble the knife, I used two part part epoxy for this. Cut down the extra wood material.

Step 4: Shape the Handle

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Shape the handle to your hand.

Step 5: Some Final Pics

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tatebullrider (author)2016-11-10

You mentioned heat treating it. How do I do that?

hipposheep (author)tatebullrider2016-12-16

heat it up to about red hot then dip it in any oil such as peanut oil or old car oil

then put it in an oven for about 45 minutes for 400 degrees

tatebullrider (author)hipposheep2016-12-18

Ok great, thank you.

Sebafleb (author)2016-10-25

Great knife but I can't imagine it would do much damage to a zombie or that you would want to get that close.

mfwoodshop (author)Sebafleb2016-10-30

Last resort option, better then nothing

Alex 2Q (author)2016-10-25

Great to see this here on Instructables! You got my vote!

mfwoodshop (author)Alex 2Q2016-10-30

Thank you

ClenseYourPallet (author)2016-10-25

This sounds like too much fun. Unfortunately I am not part of the youtube community but I would really like to give this a go. Would you mind if I shared my zombie killing creation with the instructables family. Great challenge and great knife!

Go for it

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