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Buckley99 05-11-2017 11:03 PM

Knife Making - Beginner
If I wanted to get into knife making, as a hobby. Where is the best place to start? What equipment would I need? What's the best way to learn?

bmc09 05-12-2017 07:45 AM

tons of how to videos on youtube.

tward1604 05-12-2017 08:48 AM

YouTube is a wealth of information good and bad. Get you some files and sand paper. you're gonna want a vice. I have a rikon 1"x30" belt sander that does plenty fine. It's no 2"x72" by any means but its also around 100 bucks. Get a drill press too.

Then the best thing you can do is go out and ruin some metal and have fun

rswell2 05-12-2017 09:02 AM

There are a lot of good resources here in the DIY section.


Hills of Texas 05-12-2017 09:02 AM

Look at Pheer grinders. I've used the heck out of mine for three years now and it's worked great! A good grinder will make life much easier. Be careful starting this as a hobby. That's how mine started. Now I've got a full knife shop with all the equipment and an almost full blacksmith shop. My shops about 25x40 and its full of stuff...

Casey 05-12-2017 09:19 AM

Buy one of the blanks and parts from someplace like Jantz and just build one. It'll give you a feel for it. I did that and always had intentions of going to the next step of building everything from raw materials. I just haven't gotten around to it yet! I did enjoy working with the pre-made blanks, though.

Razorback01 05-17-2017 07:23 AM

Buckley, have an hour or two on a Saturday or Sunday morning?

nimrodtracy 05-17-2017 08:39 AM


CollierAnderson 07-10-2017 05:58 PM


Buckley99 07-10-2017 06:05 PM


Originally Posted by Razorback01 (Post 12432817)
Buckley, have an hour or two on a Saturday or Sunday morning?

Sorry for the extremely delayed reply (I guess the thread go buried) but, yes, I would. What do you have in mind?

Razorback01 07-11-2017 06:34 AM

PM sent Buckley.

mobrien 07-12-2017 09:43 PM

You may want to try "stock removal" knives for just getting into the hobby- you won't need a blacksmith shop to do it and it is pretty fun. As said there is a lot of stuff to be found on Youtube about it.

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