How to Make a Knife




About: Feel free to check out my Instagram, it is charggear. A wannabe machinist. I'm always trying to improve my techniques. Most of the time I'm making lantern keychains and pens

Step 1:

I started out with flat steel, I then added the holes for your fingers.

Step 2:

I thin added the shape of the blade and put a rough edge on it

Step 3:

I then put a fine edge on it and then hardened it with a propane torch. I also added a hook(which isn't very sharp)

Step 4:

I then painted it and put paracord on the handle.

Step 5:

After you paint it you need to file off the blade slightly to expose the blade so it will have an edge, then you can sharpen it

Step 6:

I also made a sheath, ill explained how to make them in another instructable



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    9 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    It's significantly more helpful if you write these as though you were trying to teach a friend EVERY PART of the process. Where should someone go to get the steel blank? What paracord wrap technique did you use? Why did you choose to make the handle this particular way?

    As you post more projects, consider what a viewer would want to know to make one of their own. The final knife looks pretty cool (and WAY better than a steel blank), but better text is what separates this from the featured projects on the homepage.

    /thread necromancy

    thanks, 6.5 inch blade. I made a knife with a 9inch blade that I may post. It won't be a territorial though.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    My reactions..

    1st picture: "Those finger holes look pretty uncomfortable for that small of a knife..."

    3rd picture: "HOLY HAND GRENADE!!!!!"


    5 years ago

    It's just plain steel you can buy it at Lowes. It's 2inches wide by 1/4inch thich


    5 years ago

    Great looking blade. Where did you get the flat steel and what kind is it ?