Introduction: How to Make a Knife From a Old File
making a knife from a file. I will help teach you how to make your first knife:} for more on knife making go to http://www.m4040.com/Bladesmithing.htm
Step 1: Tools and Suplies
you will need a grinder or belt sander,a old file (files have a high carbon content perfect for a knife) wood blocks, glue, a sharpening stone, sandpaper, and yes a knife (not the one you are making)
Step 2: Grinding
you have to grind away at the file to make a knife be careful not to over heat the steel and do not let the file get to hot to touch. you do not have to grind away the file marks on the blade they are deep when you are done sharpen it.
Step 3: Making the Handle
when you are done grinding the knife you attach the handle, first cut the wood scales, then glue on the wood, you do this by gluing the blocks of wood to the knife, the wood should be about 1/4 inch thick. shape the wood with knives, files, sandpaper,
and anything else you want to use.
for a quick handle wrap some paracord around the knife it can be removed later for a better handle made of wood
Step 4: The End
you are done i will post a guide on how to make a leather sheath.