(*UPDATE*)No-Forge Required Knife V 1.1




About: If there is danger I am in, my only exception is heights, they are not for me. I like pyrotechnics and things that blow up or fire.

Hey this is a knife I made out of a piece of a metal fire pit grate I will be making more updates and will add more as i have time, enjoy.


Step 1: Metal

Basically for a no forge knife you need some already flat but durable metal such as lawnmower blades then you need to flatten any curves in the metal (see image above).

Step 2: Shaping and the Edge

Shaping the knife is the longest part, this calls for patience and a grinding wheel, shape the blade to your liking and keep a bucket of water around for cooling the metal. To put a edge on it angle the blade and grind it then sand any roughness off.

Step 3: Removing Rust

Removing any rust is essential, repeated sandings will do the trick, when then rust collects remove it with water and dry it with a rag.

Step 4: Handle

I will add instructions in the next update sorry, :(

Step 5:

Thats it I will add more when I can,:D.



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    4 Discussions


    3 years ago

    the best metal for this would be a worn out file blade but be sure its old or was a decent brand of file as newer (cheep) ones are only case hardened and will dull quickly.

    3 replies

    Reply 3 years ago

    i have tested at least 20 brand new files. all high carbon, not case hardened. more often than not, they are high carbon


    Reply 3 years ago

    Yes, the materials used for this were not the best. I have experimented with knives since and created much better ones with better materials. Old saw blades work well, as do lawnmower blades. Thanks for the tips though.


    Reply 3 years ago

    if you can blacksmith at all a railroad spike is a good source of high to medium carbon steel