Introduction: Making a Bushcraft Knife for Canoeing

Hi guys, my first post on instrucables. I've made a bushcraft knife out of RWL34 stainless steel. This so that it can be used for canoeing on salt water. RWL34 is a high carbon(so good edge retention) powder steel from Sweden. I heat treat this by heating it up to 1050 degrees Celsius in a stainless steel envelope. Once the kiln is back on temperature I leave it there for 12 minutes. When I take the knife out of the oven I clamp it between two steel plates for cooling. Tempering is 2X 2 hours at 200 degrees c.

Please ask if you have anymore questions. I'l try to answer them!



chal_hackman (author)2016-11-18

Hi Alex, that is one impressive knife! Any dimensions on it; length over-all, length of blade, etc.?? How much would a knife (and sheath) such as this one cost?


Yesealex (author)chal_hackman2016-11-21

Hi Charlie,

The price is €235

I hope this help. Excuse me for the late reply.

Kind regards,


chal_hackman (author)Yesealex2016-11-21

Hi Alex,

Thank you for the reply and the price of your knife.

No worries about the timing of the reply; only half a world away!

Best regards,


fish2003 (author)2016-02-29

is this handle fiberglass

Yesealex (author)fish20032016-03-01

G10 glassfiber

seamster (author)2015-09-22

So nice!

This knife looks fantastic, as does the leather case. Great video too!

fish2003 (author)seamster2016-02-29

kraton case I think

Yesealex (author)fish20032016-03-01

It's Kydex

Yesealex (author)fish20032016-03-01

It's Kydex

Yesealex (author)fish20032016-03-01

It's Kydex

Yesealex (author)fish20032016-03-01

It's Kydex

fish2003 (author)2016-02-29

or wood?

NetDoc (author)2016-01-19

What is that belt sander?

What is the jig used with the sander?

What is the eyelet tool?

Yesealex (author)NetDoc2016-01-26

belt Sander is a locally build vsm grinder. haven't seen any other one for sale yet. the grinding jig has it's own YouTube video: google how to make an adjustable knife grinding jig for the full explanation. the eyelets jig comes from knife . hope this helps answering your questions!

CorgiCritter (author)2015-09-24

That is wonderful! It looks like a custom knife maker built it. It's awesome that you made it yourself!

Yesealex (author)CorgiCritter2015-09-26

Haha i am a custom knife maker on a hobby basis i suppose? But thank you for your comment

shadowcat123 (author)Yesealex2016-01-11

Awesome project and knife CG and thank's for passing this on

CorgiCritter (author)Yesealex2015-09-26

All right. I made the comment before watching the video. As I watched I realized you were not just some random guy with a dremel, lol.

Yesealex (author)CorgiCritter2015-09-27

Haha, but the dremel is important XD!

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