Making a Survival Knife

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Introduction: Making a Survival Knife

Hi guys,

I was asked if i wanted to post on Instructables and I'm really starting to like this community. I will be posting more projects soon. For now I wanted to share this project:

The knife is made out of O1 steel. I buy this in Europe at https://shop.premium-steel.eu/en_eu/ and they rock! Cheap, a lot of different sizes and quick delivery. Their http://www.premium-steel.co.uk/steel-guide steel guide is also a very nice tool for finding a proper steel for your needs.

If you have any questions, please ask. I will try to answer them Asap.

Kind regards

Alexander

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    Jcwalsh0329
    Jcwalsh0329

    4 years ago

    could you post the demisions and templates for it much appreciated

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    Yesealex
    Yesealex

    Reply 4 years ago

    Hi JC,

    I'm afraid not as for they are my intellectual property. I want to protect it and therefore would like to support you into making your own unique design ;)

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    Dawesome1
    Dawesome1

    5 years ago

    What's the handle made of?

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    Yesealex
    Yesealex

    Reply 5 years ago

    G10 glassfiber laminate

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    mike274
    mike274

    5 years ago

    Very nice work Alex!

    beautiful finish on the final product!

    cheers

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    TomA30
    TomA30

    5 years ago

    Nice, I am going to try this myself. I already owe multiple survival knives (mostly bought following the criteria laid down on this site http://survivalseverything.com/index.php/2015/09/1... but I have always wanted to have my own homemade one too.

    Thanks for this instructional!

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    TomA30
    TomA30

    5 years ago

    Nice, I am going to try this myself. I already owe multiple survival knives (mostly bought following the criteria laid down on this site http://survivalseverything.com/index.php/2015/09/1... but I have always wanted to have my own homemade one too.

    Thanks for this instructional!

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    Tonysworkshop
    Tonysworkshop

    5 years ago

    Fantastic work ! Nice piece ! I m wondering how do you blackend the blade

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    Yesealex
    Yesealex

    Reply 5 years ago

    i used ballistol gun blue. quite easy, it is important to clean the blade well! and make sure that the blade is warm like 60c.

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    tinmanjones
    tinmanjones

    5 years ago

    Good Morning! I was just wanting to comment on how nice you are to the people who are interested in your gift. I am not trying to be facetious! I am serious about being nice and about having a gift for being a craftsman.

    Oh yeah, and you are Great at Making Things! David

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    dhvinay
    dhvinay

    5 years ago on Introduction

    The sheath looks interesting as well, could you post some details of it as well?

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    Zarion
    Zarion

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Wow that is amazing do you sell these because I don't have the money to make one myself.

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    Yesealex
    Yesealex

    Reply 5 years ago

    thank you for your reaction Zarion. I sell knives in order to earn back my tools. Email me at info@emergo-designs.nl or visit my Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ emergodesigns.

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    nathanwide
    nathanwide

    5 years ago

    You sir have a dream shop and know exactly what to do with it

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    Yesealex
    Yesealex

    Reply 5 years ago

    The building is an old oyster growing and packing facility from 1878. Still in the family and I enjoy every moment in it! the water is literally 6 meters from my work bench :) Thanks for watching and for your kind comment

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    Just4Fun Media
    Just4Fun Media

    5 years ago

    Your shop space looks amazing! Great job on the knife. How long did it take to make?

    Have a great day! :-)

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    Yesealex
    Yesealex

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thank you! This knife took me around 13 hours to make. Heat treatment was done in a batch to reduce time. Have a nice day yourself!

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    unclelar
    unclelar

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Beautiful work ! I really like your homemade jig for sharpening. However I am afraid you have way to many toys in your shop,not really I am just really jealous. Again, great job, keep them coming.