Knifemaking Q & A (44)

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Backlock spring a question of hardness

My friend and I decided to try to make a knife like a Buck 110 or Puma Prince but with modern materials and a different blade design. We de…

Started by Serge S.

0 Aug 28, 2023


Using Old Files for Knives

Old files can make wonderful knives. Many of these tools were made from proprietary alloys that would today be considered boutique specialt…

Started by James McClendon

14 Aug 7, 2023
Reply by James McClendon

Help! What is this that I have?

Can anyone tell me what this is? I found it over 30 years ago in upstate NY and it’s been in storage ever since. Thanks for any help! 

Started by Craig

5 Feb 15, 2022
Reply by Lars Ray

Finding the right glue

I am trying to make some simple kitchen knives. I bought some Schrade factory blades at auction and I have some nice pieces of mule deer ho…

Started by Robert W Heggie

2 Feb 25, 2021
Reply by Kevin D


Knife Blanks

I am a knife builder, but not a blade maker. I have a few requests for custom blade designs and want to know where I can get blades made an…

Started by Ken Cramer

3 Dec 12, 2019
Reply by Jan Carter


Hi, I'm researching knives making as another hobby, forges are they just coal or can I buy little gas forges, I live on a small island and…

Started by Ian

12 Dec 22, 2017
Reply by Dave S.


My Shop

Things changed a bit from the first pics I postedDSCF4086.JPG

Started by Glenn "Oz" Osborne

1 Dec 21, 2017
Reply by Bryan W


Looking for your thoughts on whats the best grinder and the best set ups  and if the no weld grinder plans are being used by anyone   thank…

Started by Russell McClenning

7 Dec 21, 2017
Reply by Jan Carter

Whats a good source for Knife Parts and Supplies?

Ok so you need a thread lock thumb bob, or how about some bronze bushings? You say you broke the tip off a perfectly good damascus blade? W…

Started by Steve Hanner

30 Dec 20, 2017
Reply by Dave S.

Cleaning Knives - the dos and don'ts

Hi all just a Newbie here So Hope this is the right spot for this question. I have several old USA Schrades that have been sitting in their…

Started by Derek Wells

20 Dec 20, 2017
Reply by Dave S.


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