Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mg4201, Dec 20, 2019.
I hope to learn how to make knives. thank you in advance for your help.
Welcome to the forum. What style of knives are you interested in making? There are two main approaches:
1.) Forging where you heat the steel and hammer out the basic shape, then do a bit of grinding to finish it into its final shape and
2.) Stock removal where you take a bar of steel and grind it to its final shape.
(One could argue there are combinations of the two as well. )
Stock removal is a good place to start. All you need is some steel and some basic tool like a hacksaw, vise, drill and files. This is how I started.
There's lots of good advice here and some tutorials too.
All the best,
Welcome to the forum, hope you spend endless hours here too *thumb up*
Welcome to the group
Thank you. My first knife will be made from a file and will be made by stock removal. I have two files I got for 1.50 cad.
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