My First Knife





Introduction: My First Knife

I've thought about making a knife for a while and thought I'd be restricted to a fixed blade since folding blades seemed difficult to perfect. I saw the Svord Peasant knife somewhere online somewhere and I hope they take it as flattery that I wanted to copy their design. They, in turn, based their design on medieval knifes. I also saw online a knife making tutorial that used an old circular saw blade (I've seen it mentioned on this site too a couple of times). So I headed for the shed and a few hours later came out with this: Obviously the bolts in the handle are ugly and the blade hasn't been hardened anymore than it was already but it does function pretty well. The grip on the back of the blade I put in with a triangular file. The handle is cherry with linseed oil. The lanyard hole sticks up a bit but if I filed it off it'd poke a hole in my pocket (and it works well getting paint cans open).



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    Beautiful, absolutely beautiful, I'v got to make this.

    Nice knife. How did you make it harder?

    I didn't... You'd think that was a mistake, and with the knowledge I have now I don't think I would have ever tried it.
    At the time I thought, "This is already hard, so if I'm careful and don't get it too hot, it should stay hard."
    I have now carried this knife in my pocket every day for two years and only sharpen it occasionally. It is a working blade and does get rough treatment but does seem to keep an edge fairly well still.

    Muy buen trabajo, natural handle is awsome. keep I+D

    Any chance you could disassembale the knife and lay out the parts and blade in a column?
    I would like to copy the design and make one myself.

    As long as you kept the circular saw blade cool, by dipping it in water, and kept it
    from over heating in the cutting and grinding opperations you should be OK with the temper of the blade.

    In my opnion you did an excellent job making use of the equipment and supplies you had availabe at the time...!

    Outstanding work!!!


    Sorry it took me a while to get back to you. Below is a link to the pdf template that I made while I was designing my knife. The shape is obviously very different but the size and structure of the joints etc are about the same.

    That is Ok Mark,

    I figured you get back to this sooner or later....

    I Tried to access this and was unable to do so...could you please redo the web address... possibly something got left out by accident?



    I'm an idiot, sorry.
    It should be fixed now:

    OK, still an idiot.
    I thought I knew what caused your problem.... now I'm not so sure.
    Try this one if the others still fail: