Introduction: Toolmaking - Forge Your Knife

This resource will show you how to make your own knife from a steel car coil spring. You will need quite a bit of equipment for this including necessary safety gear and a suitable workshop area. See the materials list of tools.
A note on Safety-
Safety is really important when working with metal, heat, power tools and hammers etc. Take extreme care, make sure you know how to use the tools correctly, do wear the safety equipment mentioned and take your time. If you have long hair, tie it up. More details on our online newsletter here:


rimar2000 (author)2012-01-25

This is the most complete video about the matter I have seen. Thanks for sharing, specially for putting subtitles. I can read English, but I don't understand it when I hear it.

Thanks, we caption all of our clips

blkhawk (author)2012-02-01

I wonder if used motor oil could be used in the forging of a knife. I saw once in a video the blacksmith dunking the hot metal in motor oil. Do you think it is a good idea?

pfred2 (author)2012-01-26

Rambo used a leaf spring when he hand forged his survival knife. I'm just sayin ... nah, I'm kidding great job!

jonnyd55 (author)2012-01-24

A* for you, that is an awesome vid

Thanks for your gracious comment

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