Step 7: Finishing the Knife

At this point the knife handle and knife are joined. Cover the blade with blue tape while you shape the handle to your liking. Use a rasp to shape the handle to your hand. Use sandpaper for final smoothing. A mixture of Boiled linseed oil and bees wax is used to seal and protect the wood. One coat a day for a week. Then final sharpening and polishing of the blade and the handle. There are many methods for sharpening knives, so that will be up to your discretion.

A variety of blades can be made and attached to the handle scales using the methods shown in this Instructable.

As this is my first Instructable, but, not my first knife, I may have left out some steps that I do automatically. I hope you will make a a wood working knife of your own.

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<p>Nice knife, I made these a while back and they have been put up in a box. When I saw yours it reminded me of the knives I made. They fit my hand very well and cut great. I mainly use them for rough cut and I made a few other knives for finishing and detailing. You did a great job, it looks nice. Thank you for showing us!</p><p>Joey</p>
<p>I made this today. It didn't go so well. Mostly due to my lack of skill.<br>Gonna try again tomorrow. Lessons learned and all that.</p>
<p>This looks great, I love the handle design!</p>
<p>A local woodworking group created the design. It is easy to duplicate and comfortable in the hand.</p>
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