We cut a section of wood from a piece of firewood. The wood turned out to be maple and had a very cool design. We did have to preserve and stabilize these handles or scales. Check out this short video which details the entire process.
Once the blade is shaped, beveled and polished and before heat treating its time to drill holes for the pins. Check out this short video which shows how to sharpen and keep using your old drill bits.
Cleaver blank with metal etched logo and thatched blade texture.
How to make your own easy DIY kydex knife sheath.
After the handle pin holes are drilled its time to harden and temper the blade. Check out this short video which describes both easy processes.
Make your own decorative mosaic pins. These pins can enhance almost any knife handle. This short how-to video shows our own easy method to make your own.
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One of the key design elements of this DIY knife project are the metal etched flames. These flames are created with a 12 volt automotive battery charger, salt water and a cut-out stencil. Check out the above posted short video which details everything you have to know to metal etch flames.
Easy DIY Knife spine filework and spine etching. Easy way to enhance and customize any full tang knife making project.
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DIY Knife from waterjet cut blank
Cleavers are the perfect choice for knife makers. No bevel plunge cut and plenty of room for blade texture or metal etching.
Listed below are a variety of short how-to videos that will help with your DIY knife making project.
Above Cleaver knife images are all created using our waterjet cut blanks. We even posted a how-to video on each and show you step by step instructions
Cleaver blank finished with full hammer peened blade and walnut scales.
DIY Easy Knife Making, learn how to make a knife similar to this heavy 1095 high carbon steel Cleaver blade. We have the blanks available in stock. You can then grind the bevels, harden and add almost any type of knife handles. You can also be creative by adding blade texture or metal etching to craft your own one of a kind knife.
#KFBC Cleaver Knife Blank
10 1/4 length x 2 3/4 width 3/16 thick
1095 High Carbon Steel
$44.95 +$8.00 P&H for up to 4 blanks
Cleaver knife blank finished with brass bolsters nautical blade metal etching
These two short how to videos show how to grind bevels and straight, even plunge cuts. Improve your knife making skills.
These short how-to knife making videos show how we made a variety of unique blades using our Cleaver Knife blank with variations of handle materials and blade texture.
See how our quality 1095 high carbon steel knife blades are manufactured in this short video