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Knives and Knifesmithing

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Sharpening
Check out Martin Hunters Tips On: Sharpening Stones "To Go" to read about sharpening stones that you can take in the field. There is also a good Ray Mears video about sharpening both in the field and back at basecamp using Japanese Water stones. For more on Japanese water stones, check out the A-Z of bushcraft J for Japanese waterstone video. Here is a great review from Te Hopo of the Lansky Deluxe Sharpening System.

Repairing and Reconditioning
Martin also has a great Tips On: Reconditioning a Bushknife post which has some great info on how to fix a blade and a discussion of different materials.

Knifesmithing
There is an excellent new article on Dryad Bushcraft called Damascene Knife Making with Lars Enander

Safe Use
Martin's website also has a must read knife safety section on his website. Andrew gives top tips on using the cutting tool skillfully and safely on his K for Knife video

Do you have a tutorial, review, or any post that's knife related? Let the group administrators know and they can include it in this page.

Below are some videos of interest:
How to make a bushcraft knife by A-Z Bushcraft Scott Gossman from Gossman Knives demonstrates how to sharpen a knife

Discussion Forum

Knife types you would carry.

Started by Scott Hamilton. Last reply by Mr.J Nov 13, 2012. 4 Replies

I finally tried my Swiss army knife, locking blade model, on my firesteel and it threw good sparks. I have tried other stainless knives on the firesteel and hardly any sparks. So I carry a Frost Mora…Continue

Tags: parang, golok, carry, setup, firesteel

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Newbie
Comment by Jelena Middleton on March 24, 2012 at 15:40

The reason why I didn't anneal it again when I found out, was because I thought that if I could get it shaped, sharpened and holes drilled, then it wouldn't need to be soft, because I'll harden it, then temper it, ending up with the same results. Is this reasonable?


Newbie
Comment by Jelena Middleton on March 23, 2012 at 20:41

Unfortunately, I didn't anneal it properly, and it's still quite hard in the middle, so the files simply slide over it. That's why I switched to the grinder.


Newbie
Comment by Jelena Middleton on March 22, 2012 at 20:35

On the subject of knifesmithing, I'm having trouble getting the bevel at the tip even. I'm doing it on a bench grinder, which is working, but the tip is hard to get right. any advice?


Shrafter
Comment by Jeff Cameron on February 11, 2012 at 23:37

pictures please guys

 


Newbie
Comment by Jelena Middleton on February 11, 2012 at 15:05

I have a Gerber folding knife, half saw edge. It's a nice knife, though completely unsuitable for what I need it for, and cuts well. 


Shrafter
Comment by Jeff Cameron on February 11, 2012 at 14:44

Excaliber thumb lock knife, only good one I own at this stage

P1080960


Shrafter
Comment by Lachlan Jake Rogers on September 25, 2011 at 11:19
I have a Dakota ELK, It pretty good awesome for pig and deer hunting and yesterday brought the Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Series Scout Folding Knife...Highly recommend the scout folding knife it is sicko

Newbie
Comment by Colin Wheeler on June 1, 2010 at 9:32
 
 
 

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