Picture of The making of Ying and Yang

I was asked to share how I made the Knifes Ying and Yang. Unfortunately I do not have any photos to accompany the steps, but I will try my best to explain the process.



1/8" steel salvaged from a 12" circular saw blade

1/4" thick hardwood

1/8" brazing rod

Step 1:

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First, I draw up a pattern ( as shown in the first photo). Normally I would transpose this pattern to a piece of Bristol board as a template including the shape of the full handle when making a full tang knife.  But with these knives I wanted the blades to fit in the handle of the other. So in order to accomplish this I only made a template using the top portion of the tang (see next photo) and cut it the pattern out using a utility knife..


okoshima2 years ago
Nice knives, was going to suggest adding some black/white to the handles respectively to bring out the idea behind them more, but not sure if that would be sacrilegious to that wood
WazIt (author)  okoshima2 years ago
I was originally thinking of doing just that, but in the end decided not to.
milkdud552 years ago
Pretty sick be cool if they were lick ballistic knives and shot out though!