Just wondering if anyone here has made a fixed blade knife?
I’ve seen some of the YouTube videos and some are quite impressive. A lot of the appeal (visually) to me at least is in the handle. Some people have done a really good job.
Anyone here made or modified a knife?
Quite a few years ago from an old broken kitchen knife. The guard is an old nickel silver teaspoon handle. It gets used daily as a letter opener. It took a lot of grinding, filing, sanding and polishing. The hardest part was drilling the tang for the rivets.
The sheath from some saddle leather offcuts I found and dressed up with some basket weave tooling.
The filework on the spine was fun, and not too hard to do. My own design.
@ anukis Excellent!!!
I would never make a blade, too much work, but I do buy blanks now and then and put scales/handles on them. That's about it. No photos of them, not that good at it really.
I hope you don't mind, but these beauties deserve a better visibility ;-)
This was my first one – spring steel – zebrano handle – filework on the back of the handle
than this one – circular saw blade stell – ebony handle – my wife’s name ‘Fraga’ engraved on the blade
and then i got to the pro’s (and i went to a professional photographer too)
with this one
and this one
I have more but that’s enough for now.
I’m not into knives, but those knives are incredible, a magnificent job!
Just had some 1084fg arrive yesterday.
I have bought some blanks and have been working on the handles nothing special but this is the first time I have even done any kind of working with wood. Still practicing on the rounding and shaping for the handles with some scrap wood so I wont mess up the scales. Work in progress,
pics from Iphone
Anukis, that’s an impressive job indeed, congratulations :face_with_monocle:
Hmmm, tha Zebrano reminds ofsomething else I did with wood + lathe.
@anukis, really like the third one. Lots of hours in that knife. I have bought the blade blanks and fitted handles and made sheaths but never a blade. Lots of skill needed to grind out a blade.
It is indeed taking many hours to make a blade but it’s not that complicated. All you need is an angle grinder and a belt grinder. And of course a lot of patience :bigsmile: