COLD FORGING a KNIFE FROM a NAIL


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Introduction: COLD FORGING a KNIFE FROM a NAIL

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You need a nail, a hammer, a lump of steel for an anvil (a sledge hammer head will do), a stump, a flame, a couple of pliers, and a file.

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    7 Discussions

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    Collinsc3
    Collinsc3

    1 year ago

    Been making these things for 17years

    These are awesome. When I was a kid Dollywood in TN would make you a knife like this from a railroad spike. It's always been a regret of mine that I didn't get one.

    I wonder what TSA would say if you tried to walk through the airport with a pocket full of these? :) Nice work.

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    gabe yoo
    gabe yoo

    Reply 3 years ago

    try it haha

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    jdodson6
    jdodson6

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for showing how to turn the mundane into something of great value and craftsmanship. Pennies to dollars in minutes. Makes a cool letter opener. With a little refinement a detailing skinning knife for those hard to get places. Thanks from Deep Bush Alaska! Beautiful work! :)

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    ArticAkita
    ArticAkita

    5 years ago on Introduction

    HA! thanks to this little gem I now have a plan for all those railroad spikes my boyfirend & I gathered up in Alaska when we had extra time to kill. :D

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    Jar Sqwuid
    Jar Sqwuid

    8 years ago on Introduction

    That is absolutely fantastic. I am going to HAVE to try this. I see a decorative shadow box in my future.