Knifemaking Q & A (42)

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My first shot at stock removal knife.

Hi Folks -  A friend of mine, and member here John Kiedaisch of JK Handmade Knives, recently held a two-day knife maker's workshop. At the…

Started by Andy Moon

2 May 28, 2016
Reply by Andy Moon

Knife Identification - A Longshot

Hello! Thanks for the warm welcome :) I've been using this knife of my grandfather's for the last several years, and it is in due need of…

Started by BJ

2 Jan 7, 2016
Reply by Jan Carter

Homemade ?

There are 2 knives that are homemade by my father in law in this collection. I think this is them, does it appear that I am correct?

Started by Heather Stanford

8 Oct 28, 2015
Reply by John Terry Wisor

Burl wood

I have an oak tree on my farm with a burl about 18"x36" that recently died. Does anyone know how to preserve it to make knife handles Old…

Started by Ted. Bobo

4 Aug 7, 2015
Reply by Jan Carter

looking for recommendation on gap filling epoxy

I’m going to be putting a square peg into a round hole.   While I will be using some pins; that is a steel tang into hollowed out bone I’m…

Started by Tobias Gibson

7 Jun 6, 2015
Reply by John McCain


OK question of the day annealing I have been told 200 degrees, 300degrees, 400 degrees for everything from 30 min to 4 hrs so, which is it…

Started by Don "Cossack Gearhead" Godard

6 Jun 5, 2015
Reply by Kevin Davey

first knife finished

good bad or in the middle here she is my first home made knife learn a dew lessons now it on to the next one

Started by Don "Cossack Gearhead" Godard

8 Jun 5, 2015
Reply by Kevin Davey

Steel/file question

One more question made my first knife from a old file and I am very happy with the outcome. I have been told I will need to temper since a…

Started by Don "Cossack Gearhead" Godard

4 Jun 5, 2015
Reply by Kevin Davey

Damascus Blades

Has anyone made their own, from a chainsaw, motorcycle or bicycle chain? I have a friend, who couple days a week, uses a oxy/acy torch all…

Started by Tom Radde

9 Jun 5, 2015
Reply by Kevin Davey

How do you attach a new brass guard to an old hardened blade

What is the best method for affixing a brass guard to an old hardened blade? Should I fix the guard before attaching the handle; or, handle…

Started by Gary Moore

7 Jun 5, 2015
Reply by Kevin Davey


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