(*UPDATE*)No-Forge Required Knife V 1.1

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Introduction: (*UPDATE*)No-Forge Required Knife V 1.1

About: If there is danger I am in, my only exception is heights, they are not for me. I like pyrotechnics and things that blow up or fire.

Hey this is a knife I made out of a piece of a metal fire pit grate I will be making more updates and will add more as i have time, enjoy.

Step 1: Metal

Basically for a no forge knife you need some already flat but durable metal such as lawnmower blades then you need to flatten any curves in the metal (see image above).

Step 2: Shaping and the Edge

Shaping the knife is the longest part, this calls for patience and a grinding wheel, shape the blade to your liking and keep a bucket of water around for cooling the metal. To put a edge on it angle the blade and grind it then sand any roughness off.

Step 3: Removing Rust

Removing any rust is essential, repeated sandings will do the trick, when then rust collects remove it with water and dry it with a rag.

Step 4: Handle

I will add instructions in the next update sorry, :(

Step 5:

Thats it I will add more when I can,:D.

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    the best metal for this would be a worn out file blade but be sure its old or was a decent brand of file as newer (cheep) ones are only case hardened and will dull quickly.

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    i have tested at least 20 brand new files. all high carbon, not case hardened. more often than not, they are high carbon

    Yes, the materials used for this were not the best. I have experimented with knives since and created much better ones with better materials. Old saw blades work well, as do lawnmower blades. Thanks for the tips though.

    if you can blacksmith at all a railroad spike is a good source of high to medium carbon steel