Okay, so this really isnt an intrcutable, because im not actually doing the steps, i didnt think of documenting making this. There is a story behind it though. A couple years ago, i found an old steak knife, really beat up, in terrible shape, in my yard while digging.. The handle was totally trashed, not saveable, the blad was real dull and had an odd shape to it. Recently i found it in one of my drawers so one boring saturday i decided to make a whole new one. I split the handle apart, threw that out, but i kept the steel.
P.S. - Before this, i had no knowledge of making knives, the shape, the desgins, pretty much nothing about knives. So go easy haha :) Tips are welcome :)
Step 1: The Blade
I decided to keep the steel from the old blade, so my first step was to cut/grind it down do the shape i wanted. It was in terrible shape, all rusty and stuff, so i set about cleaning it. I didnt know what i was doing, but i thought i heard somewhere that vinegar worked good, so i soaked it in vinegar, and with some steel wool, and sandpaper, the worst came off. I used a bench grinder and a dremel for the finer applications. i drew out the shape of the blade i wanted then grinded it down, leaving some room for error. i didnt worry about sharpening just yet.
Step 2: The Handle
I used cherry for the handle because my dad said it was a nice wood.. So i found some scraps, and cut out 2 halves of cherry in the rough shape i wanted the handle to be in. Then after i cut them out, i used a combination of hand sanding, a homemade sander thing, and a belt sander.