Knife

Introduction: Knife

About: A mistake is simply another way of doing things. -Katharine Graham

This is the knife I made, just finished it up a day ago. I am very pleased with how it turned out. My inspiration and guidance came from the instructable made by Basta, it was a great instructable and I would recommend it to anyone thinking about constructing a knife, or looking for a good read. Anyway, it was a VERY long, repetitive, and labor intensive build, however it was a very rewarding experience as a whole. I did change a few things along the way and had a different original design. So enjoy the pictures and tell me what you think. 

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    12 Comments

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    abstracted
    abstracted

    9 years ago on Introduction

    i found that leaving my brass "rivet" stock sticking out about 1/4" on each side, epoxied in, you dont have to peen them to a mushroom. just strike them hard and as they get a little shorter, they also get thicker. then i slice them of as close to the surface as i can with my band saw, then file them to shape . just as the file begins to mark the wood, then time to do the finish sanding.

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    poofrabbit
    poofrabbit

    10 years ago on Introduction

    This is great! I'm going to check out the instructable you used for inspiration! Well done! Voted for you for the I made it! Good luck!

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    l8nite
    l8nite

    10 years ago on Introduction

    gorgeous blade, what size is it ? Are the alternating grooves functional or just a design ?

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    flamethrower1010
    flamethrower1010

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! The blade is 6 in x 1 3/8 in and the overall knife is 10.5 inches long. The groves however are just for show.

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    fishcake27
    fishcake27

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    nice job mate, what kinda metal and wood did you use?

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    flamethrower1010
    flamethrower1010

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    The blade was made with 1/4 inch steel which I believe was 01 carbon steel, and the handle was made with a piece of cherry.

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    macgyverfan
    macgyverfan

    10 years ago on Introduction

    The handle looks a bit bulky, but the blade is gorgeous. Also, I'm not a knife expert.

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    flamethrower1010
    flamethrower1010

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Yes the handle did come out a little bigger than I would have liked. I believe this is due to the fact that after hours of using large shop tools, the handle felt rather slim. Also unlike most knives I've seen, I shaped the handle to fit my hand instead of just sanding it flat (I later found out why when I struggled to peen the rivets in line with the contours of the wood).