Introduction: Short How It's Done Video on Forging a Rustic Utility Knife...
Hi! This is a short video showing you the steps it takes to forge a small Rustic Utility Knife. In all it took about 90 minutes to forge the knife. I do not show the heat treat process as it is over 5 hours of watching 2 cycles in the oven. Not very exciting!
I started with a piece of 3/16 x 1 x 4 3/4" high carbon steel, 1084 to be exact. The resulting knife is 7" long with a 3" blade. The handle material in this case was Horse stall mat with carbon fiber pin and lanyard tube. Sheath was handcrafted from Herman Oak leather, oiled and coated with Aussie to protect it from the weather.
In the next few months I will be producing some more videos showing each step of the process. Hope you now have a better understanding of the process to forge a knife. Total time to make one of these including the sheath is about 10 hours, of which the heat treating process takes 5 hours.
Thank you for watching...
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