Process of Making a Scrap Knife





Introduction: Process of Making a Scrap Knife

About: AKA Roborovski, and Cowscankill for several years. I'm a mechanical engineering undergrad.

This is a video I made a long time ago that I just found recently.  Decided to upload because it pretty much covers the entire process I use for making a scrap parts knife.



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    nice job on the groove. i thought about doing the same for my knife but couldent decid if should. u just made up my mind. Thanks dude!

    after I get a new knife I put strike-hold on it go to

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    I think you can get all that rust and crud out easily using a wire wheel on a drill. I have done that many times to get rust and crud out of metal projects. After doing that, you can use some kind of buffing compound to get the surface really elegant and smooth. You could even spray clear lacquer on it to protect from further rust. That is a tip from my brother who has done body work on cars. I used clear lacquer once on a car I had which had some minor nicks. No rust developed there.

    Very nice! I am a beginner/amateur bladesmith myself.
    If you haven't already, check out this website:
    The guys on there are great, the site itself is a treasure-trove of information. Ben Potter (Sword-Hilted Broken-Back Seax) is on there, along with some of the big names in the knifemaking community. If you do get on, look me up. Username is Greg C.


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    Thanks Greg! once I get money again, I'll look into it. For now, I'm making armor.

    Brave man not wearing shoes. AWESOME INSTRUCTABLE !!! Ive made a few myself and the best thing that i learned to do about the pits in the metal is clean them out with a dremmel and polish them up. It gives it a funky wavy look if it cleans up rite.

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    I never wear shoes in my house xD And thanks, I decided to leave the black marks on the blade because it gives it a unique look.

    you said to used a file to clean it up, i think its worth while geting you hands on a belt sander of linisher, it makes a crap job a quick job

    Dude, you want to be carefull cutting like you did in the video. I'd hate to see a young man like yourself walking around with only 8 or 9 fingers. Try using an old file for you next knife. It is very hard and keeps an edge longer than mild steel. You'll need a 4 1/2 inch angle grinder for shapping, but I'm sure you'll like itbetter. If you have a horse shoeer in your area, ask him doe one of his old files he uses for triming horses. Works great. Good luck and stay safe!!!

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    Thanks for the tips! And don't worry, I do stay safe. I wasn't chopping hard because I fear myself.

    i a babbling i know. love the character of the blade looks great after all the hand work. very nice job.

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    Thanks! I do plan on hardening my future knives as soon as I can get a forge built.