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Step By Step Begineers Knife (+Video)
Sep 16th, 2008 at 7:08pm
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Here is a great How to site on knife making, Try making the single bevel, its easy then let your creativity and new skills flow.
Also has a very helpful video.
Have fun!
http://www.greenpete.co.uk/?page_id=28
His process is bloody easy and works, giving the blade an excellent temper. I made two and they stay sharp very well. Then a few licks of the steel and back to razor Smiley
  
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Reply #1 - Sep 16th, 2008 at 9:53pm
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awesome videos, i think i will give it a try one day.
  
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Saved that site thanks Andrew GBB
  
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That was brilliant thanks - cant see myself doing it with my spare time at the moment, but you never know!
  

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Thanks for that, came just in time for my holidays. So far its dead easy and now just have to make the bevel and a handle for it.
  
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Thanks for that, came just in time for my holidays. So far its dead easy and now just have to make the bevel and a handle for it.

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Reply #6 - Oct 29th, 2008 at 10:05am
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I saw this guy at a show about a month ago. He makes all sorts of things - axes, furnature, carvings etc.
Only had a few knives on show but they caught my eye. He talked to me about them for a good ten minutes and I almost bought one - the best quality knives I've ever come across. The £200 price tag put me off though.
I can vouch for the blade quality if this is the process he uses.
  

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Treeehorse wrote on Oct 29th, 2008 at 10:05am:
I saw this guy at a show about a month ago. He makes all sorts of things - axes, furnature, carvings etc.
Only had a few knives on show but they caught my eye. He talked to me about them for a good ten minutes and I almost bought one - the best quality knives I've ever come across. The £200 price tag put me off though.
I can vouch for the blade quality if this is the process he uses.

Are you sure!
Either I am missing something or you're mistaken.
I don't make knives anymore, haven't for years and I don't sell them or go to shows and definitely not in N.Z.
Am I going mad or you?  Wink
  
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More than likely was Ray Mears.
And treehorse is from Surrey, England
  
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Treeehorse wrote on Oct 29th, 2008 at 10:05am:
I saw this guy at a show about a month ago. He makes all sorts of things - axes, furnature, carvings etc.
Only had a few knives on show but they caught my eye. He talked to me about them for a good ten minutes and I almost bought one - the best quality knives I've ever come across. The £200 price tag put me off though.
I can vouch for the blade quality if this is the process he uses.

Are you sure!
Either I am missing something or you're mistaken.
I don't make knives anymore, haven't for years and I don't sell them or go to shows and definitely not in N.Z.
Am I going mad or you?  Wink



Welcome to the forum Greenpete

Treehouse probably doesn't go to shows here either.   Surrey??

  

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Reply #10 - Nov 1st, 2008 at 1:51pm
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Greenpete, you the chap from that video?  Good stuff... even tho I havent made one, I learnt a lot from the vid.
  

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Reply #11 - Nov 5th, 2008 at 1:24pm
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yeah that was a good vid, definately keen to try that out this summer.

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Reply #12 - Nov 11th, 2008 at 10:35am
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i've made two since reading this

a pig sticker, and a general deer knife

the sticker is a great way to start cause mistakes aren't so important and its essentially a stabbing device rather than cutting

the second one came up a treat, and is in the handle process

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Reply #13 - Nov 11th, 2008 at 10:44am
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Pictures. And make it snappy.
  

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Reply #14 - Nov 11th, 2008 at 8:34pm
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Rightyo Cleakmeister

heres the smaller knife i made, half polished and starting to think about handle. Have had a test sharpen and its sweet. I just went to the local second hand tool shed and bought about 10 old files for $20. The rest was bench grinder, angle grinder, and a sharpening stone.

did the heat up and cool slowly thing and it was pretty easy to work with after that. the hardening and tempering seemed to be no big deal either

regardless of what you c*nts think anyway, i reckon the crims in D block would think it bloody handy!

bit rough i know and needs some finishing, but amazing how much i learnt ( already planning the next one - anyone got an old 6foot file Grin )



  

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Reply #15 - Nov 11th, 2008 at 10:24pm
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Very  Cool, have you checked how well the temper holds?  aah probably not, I re-read and see you have no handle... so where's the guide to make an antler handle guys???
  

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Nice work 300wm ... looking gooooood.  Smiley
  

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Reply #17 - Nov 12th, 2008 at 11:54am
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Woopsey, you're right greenpete, it wasn't you... but i was in the right country!
I just had a look at the card in my wallet and the good knives I saw are actually made by Ben Orford, not you.
I'm sure yours are great though  Wink
  

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Heres my knife ive been working on for the last few weeks which I made from an old rusted file so after a bit of work with the angle grinder I got the right shape and now have  the bevel sorted.
Anyone have any ideas how I can harden the knife without too much trouble?

Now all I have too do is make the handle. Wink
  
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Now that's nice... If I remember my metalwork at school, you need to get it glowing red - 700 degrees?  and let it cool down as slowly as you can... that will give you a real hard steel.  I think the video then showed heating the back of the blade to soften it..

One of the Andrews completed his with a handle...

  

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Now that's nice... If I remember my metalwork at school, you need to get it glowing red - 700 degrees?  and let it cool down as slowly as you can... that will give you a real hard steel.  I think the video then showed heating the back of the blade to soften it..

One of the Andrews completed his with a handle...


Up to glowing red then cool as quick as you can, the tempering process is in the site.
  
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Up to 800 degrees and cooling quickly is tempering, up to 800 degrees and cooling over a long period is annealing. I'm a saw doctor, anyone want some nice steel?
  
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Up to 800 degrees and cooling quickly is tempering, up to 800 degrees and cooling over a long period is annealing. I'm a saw doctor, anyone want some nice steel?


im interested in some steel, let me know
  

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Here's my first knife, Wide-Chord drop point, length 23cm that i created after watching greenpetes dvd and some advice from andrew-GBB





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Pm me, I can get you alot of breastbench saw steel, what brian baker of svord apparently used to start up. I also along with a workmate are doing custom pattern welded steel (damascus) suited to knifemakers
  
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Thanks for that, came just in time for my holidays. So far its dead easy and now just have to make the bevel and a handle for it.

Cool Cool Cool Cool
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Reply #28 - Apr 12th, 2009 at 11:34am
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I've been reading this and I'm keen to give it a go.
I'm fairly hand when it comes to making thing's so makeing a knife for me wont be too hard.
I unfortunately don't have allot of experience butchering animals. (Fish don't count)

So do you guys have any advice on blade design?
Is his template suitable for NZ Game?
Is it worth having a gut hook on the back of the blade?

  
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Hi all
I have recently started making a couple of knives. Was wondering where I could source some suitable native wood to make the handles....Any advice etc GREATLY appreciated....Cheers
  

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just a suggestion.have a look round;any demolition yards in your locality;always good source of recycled housing timber ;mostly native, alternatively keep an eye out for local building demolitions .
  on this subject 'wonder how manuka would go as handle??tube
  
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Awesome thread guys!!! Just stumbled across it, will definitely be giving this a go!!!

Up to the local tip to grab some old files this week me thinks...  Cool
  
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Ive got nice wood if people want it?
  

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Ranal wrote on Jan 19th, 2010 at 6:28pm:
Ive got nice wood if people want it?


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Didn't say "a nice" but was waiting for it. All good.
  

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