Knife making

  • How to attach a knife blade to a handle

    This post will answer how to attach a knife blade to a handle. There are many ways to do this but I will focus on the northwest coast native style ...
  • How to make a knife handle

    This post will answer how to make a carving knife handle, more specifically how to make a northwest coast style handle. Making a knife handle is no...
  • How to sharpen a wood carving knife

    This post will answer how to sharpen a knife. In particular I will detail sharpening a curved wood carving knife, such as the single bevel double e...
  • How to harden and temper knife blades

    This post will answer the question of how to harden knife blades as well as temper them. We will also answer why to harden and anneal a knife blade...
  • How to remove fire scale

    You will find the blanks are now covered in a hard layer of oxides known as fire scale. This layer is extremely hard and will dull your belts rathe...
  • How to grind a knife

    Shaping a knife is one of the most difficult steps of actually making the knife. You need very steady hands and very good grinders. Best belt sande...
  • How to anneal a knife blank

    This post will answer the question of why would you anneal a knife blank, what is annealing and how to anneal a knife blank in a home shop. Why ann...
  • How to prepare a knife blank

    This post will answer the question of how to prepare a knife blank from recycled blades. If you already have clean tool steel to start from you can...
  • How to make a wood carving knife

    Making a wood carving knife is a multi step process consisting of choosing and preparing the metal to become a knife blade blank, annealing, removi...