So I have been examine the "classic" bushcraft knife, and the style that has been used by Ray Mears and duplicated many times in the last 25 odd years is the Woodlore:220 mm long full tang knife with…Continue
"Yeah it’s a 2 inch by 72 inch belt sander, kind of the standard size for knife making, although you can get shorter and longer versions, I can’t weld so I made the frame and body out of plywood, and bought an old electric motor off of…"
"Hi, talking sheaths I saw a guy fall on his side on top of his knife with a less than substantial sheath the blade pierced the sheath and entered his leg it was less than pleasant for him and his mates pretty serious really , from then…"
"Gone a bit past this stage by now, went from file to a hand made 2 inch by 72 inch belt sander, made and sold maybe 50 knives by now, most in NZ by have also sold to customers in America too.
its fun but time consuming too, also make sheaths, some…"
"If you are going to have the blade hardened and tempered by professionals then keeping it cool during shaping is not a concern as any parts that have had the condition of the steel altered by heating will be restored by them as part of…"
its an Aussie site bit they have a New Zealand store.
they have rod but you may be better off buying their loveless or Corby bolts.
gibe them a bell, talk to Kerry South, she will sort you out!
if you get stuck give me a…"
"I would look at making a belt loop out of a piece of leather, as the pvc can cut into your belt and having minimal flex it could be uncomfortable.
I have one of those martindales lying around somewhere, I find them a tad soft, but they resharpen…"
Thanks for the interest, its definitely still on the cards but have made no progress as of yet. I think i would prefer at this stage to work in someones pr-established workshop until I get back into it. Are you interested in smithing?