Intro: 3D Printed Survival Utility Knife
Eat your heart out Bear Grills!
- standard utility knife blades (with 3 spares stored in handle) paracord wrapping on handle
- Handle slotted to fit to a Mini-Bic lighter
- Neck sheath w/ lanyard
- Vitamin list:
- a little sheet metal screw to secure the blade retainer
- 4 utility blades
- 3 feet of paracord or similar
- mini-bic lighter
Step 1: What You Need
- 3d printer
- mini bic lighter
- 4 utility knife blades
- 8' of parachute cord
- a little screw
Step 2: How to Make It
Trim off the round feet: I added little rounded foot-pads to the print file, so that it would stick nicely to the print platform.
Fit a blade into the slot and press the blade retainer into place. Secure it with a little sheet metal screw, using the back of a spare blade to twist the screw into place.
Fit the lighter and spare blades into their places in the handle.
Wrap the handle with 12" of electrical or duct tape (handy stuff!)
Wrap the handle with 3 feet of parachute cord and tuck the ends in.
Test fit the neck sheath and add a parachute cord necklace. (I like to use a bit of tape to but-join a neck cord. You want it just strong enough to use, but weak enough to break away if it's really snagged on something)
Use your new knife to trim the snap-on retention tabs of the neck sheath to fine-tune the fit.