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Home made knife

porterlu1 year ago
Why is all the information on HOW you made this in the comments section and NOT in the actual Instructable itself?
mdog933 years ago
Did you use scrap materials (wood and metal) for this, if so what did you use and where did you get them?

I find it interesting looking at all the different items people reuse for their scrap metal.
cobalt420 (author)  mdog933 years ago
actualy i did. I got the matal from an L-bracket, I hade to hammer it strait, and the wood was scraps from when we build the railing for our stairs. the only tools I used were a file and a dremel. the blade i hardened by herting with a lighter and quenching with ice water(you are supost to use oil) then for 1 hour in the oven at 400 f.
The reason you are supposed to use oil is that is quenches the metal more slowly than a water bath will. You'll have better results with your hardening if you use oil (old motor oil works well). Also, if you were heating your metal with a cigarette lighter, you aren't going to get anywhere near hot enough to harden it. In order to test if it is hot enough, you can use a magnet. When your steel becomes non-magnetic, it's time to quench. This is around 800 degrees C (1450-ish F). A blowtorch will work for smaller blades. I recommend Basta's ible' on this,
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Knife/ 

Sorry if this comes as condescending, I'm just trying to help.

~Sylkhr
cobalt420 (author)  Sylkhr2 years ago
hi,

can you go to the launch it chalenge click entries and vote for my baseball launchit contest entry.

thanks

tell your friends to vote for mee too!!
cobalt420 (author)  Sylkhr3 years ago
thanks i did do this on my new blade and used a magnet then aneal (i think thats how you spell it) the blade at 425 f now i am using bras pegs fo my new handle.
The brass rivets are a good idea. Glue is usually not enough to hold the blade on. Also, almost on the spelling, it's anneal, two n's

~Sylkhr
cobalt420 (author)  Sylkhr3 years ago
thanks im going to chech out your ibles now!
cool. Good use of basic tools that. Was it a steel bracket?
cobalt420 (author)  mdog933 years ago
yup stay tuned for my ible on how to build a tomahawk(axe)
do you know what type of steel it was, how will the edge hold up?
cobalt420 (author)  mdog933 years ago
the tomahawk or the knife?
err both?
cobalt420 (author)  mdog933 years ago
no clue
ok thanks anyway
cobalt420 (author)  mdog933 years ago
no prob, just made a new knife just whaiting for the torch to heat treat,2.5 inch blade! ;)
cobalt420 (author)  mdog932 years ago
hi,

can you go to the launch it chalenge click entries and vote for my baseball launchit contest entry.

thanks

tell your friends to vote for mee too!!
your kinfe may be defected and not as strong. if you add in two flat pieces of metal on both sides, wrap it with cloth and tape to prevent it from weakening. then take a hammer and pound it till is slim and smooth . then use a flame to make sure the blade is attached , and then pound it again to provide maximum shatpness. staple the tape and hot glue gun it. this will provide a stong sharp knife . hint lengthen blade
cobalt420 (author)  inventor master2 years ago
hi,

can you go to the launch it chalenge click entries and vote for my baseball launchit contest entry.

thanks

tell your friends to vote for mee too!!
Arbitror3 years ago
What is holding the blade to the wood?
Sylkhr Arbitror3 years ago
I was wondering about this as well. Is it some sort of glue?
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