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    Here is a pic of my first homemade knife. It's not perfect but good to go for the field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncnurseryman View Post
    Here is a pic of my first homemade knife. It's not perfect but good to go for the field.
    Good job!!! Like the heft of the blade.
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    Looks good I like it. It reminds me on one my dad made with a lot of meat in the blade, made short work of chopping up small game

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    Looks great to me! Where did you get your materials? What-all tools did you use to complete it?

    I have a really excellent chef's knife but the handle wood got burnt away from the tang (which may or may not have been my fault ) and I keep meaning to rebuild it. KnifeKits.com KnifeKits.com : Designer Knife Kits - Knife Making Supplies - Knife Making Tools has all kinds of tempting stuff and you've just inspired me to make that one of my winter projects.

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    Thanks, the blade is 1/8 inch thick. I got the steel, pins, lanyard tube and micarta from jantz knife supplies. The tools I used were a angle grinder to rough profile the blade, a small 1x30 belt grinder, drill, lots of sand paper, buffer and this small mini forge. I found plans on YouTube, watched other knife makers on YouTube and referenced the $50.00 knife shop by Wayne Goddard.
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    Looks great!

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    Nice work.
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    A cave man would have given his right arm for such a fine knife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncnurseryman View Post
    Thanks, the blade is 1/8 inch thick. I got the steel, pins, lanyard tube and micarta from jantz knife supplies. The tools I used were a angle grinder to rough profile the blade, a small 1x30 belt grinder, drill, lots of sand paper, buffer and this small mini forge. I found plans on YouTube, watched other knife makers on YouTube and referenced the $50.00 knife shop by Wayne Goddard.
    From scratch! Now I'm really impressed. Thanks for that info., I never heard of a mini-forge, pretty cool. Don't forget to post pics of your next one.

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    Your knife came out good!-

    Made one once out of an old file in a coal forge. I always found the handle part frustrating- just used what I had around. Still using my file knife- in the kitchen. Needs a new handle- but always holds an edge.
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