Picture of My First DIY Knives
These are the first three knives I made, The Bowie knife is made from an old file and some pine paneling. The second knife with no scales or para-cord Is also made from an old file, It has to be finish sanded, sharpened and given a handle. The knife with the green para-cord handle is the last knife I made  It is made from an older circular saw blade I have thoroughly tested it and it is razor sharp and would make a decent hunting/skinning knife, But the para-cord would get soaked in blood and would stink!! Thanks for looking!! If you liked them please vote and or favorite it!! All suggestions or comments welcome!! P.S I still have quite a bit of that circular saw blade left and when I make it into a knife I will make a full ible!!
wabrown1412 days ago

Love the green one

camping crazy (author)  wabrown1411 days ago

Thanks!! I really should make some new instructables on this topic...

xarlock6674 months ago

Your edges are way too fat. If you cant find a better tool for the job, then sand paper nailed to a board will help you to thin them out. The supposed ideal edge is around 30 degrees, yours are around 40-45. I like mine a 20-25, but I am not opposed to sharpening constantly.

camping crazy (author)  xarlock6674 months ago

Title says it all... ''My first diy knives''. Im currently working on a kitchen knife for my mother for mothers day My skills have improved quite a lot since these ones. All these were useless except for the one with the paracord handle.

jmwells1 year ago
I took a look at all your up loads. Over all very good. I'm an avid survivalist, and have taught preparedness classes.
A point of thought: your salt, I use the restaurant packets in a zip bag, if you drop/spill the bag, you don't loose it all on the ground.
camping crazy (author)  jmwells1 year ago

Thank you!! I never even thought of those salt and sugar packets but that is a really good idea!! As soon as the restaurants open I will get some!! Thanks for the complimants and the tip!!

If we don't help each other for the coming storms, none will survive.
camping crazy (author)  jmwells1 year ago

Yah you are right about that!!

What tools did you use? How thick is the green paracord one?
camping crazy (author)  Survivorkidjr1 year ago

I used an angle grinder, cordless drill and a couple of files on the one with the para cord. And I used files and a drill on the other two. I don't know how thick they are as I don't have the label off the blade anymore. I now have a belt sander and that speeds things up a lot!!

toggas1 year ago

awesome work i love the green paracord one!

camping crazy (author)  toggas1 year ago

Thanks!!They are pretty easy to make!! The hard part is hardening!!

jmwells1 year ago
Also multi purpose. Salt is a disinfectant. Burns like hell, but will clean a wound and speed clotting in an emergency, it's better to scream now, than suffer long later.
camping crazy (author)  jmwells1 year ago

Yah I have heard of people pouring salt in their cuts!! It almost sounds worse than alchohl or iodine!!

Very compact.