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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.
#KFBMC Modified Cleaver Knife Blank
11 1/2 length x 2 1/2 width 3/16 thick
1095 High Carbon Steel
$49.95 +$8.00 P&H for up to 4 blanks
How to make your own easy DIY kydex knife sheath.
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.
The Modified Cleaver is longer and not quite as wide as a standard cleaver. Its design not only makes it very useful in the kitchen but lends itself to a huge variety of blade etching patterns. Image above shows Modified Cleaver with Celtic blade etching and Cherry wood scales.
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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.
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.
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.
Easy DIY Knife spine filework and spine etching. Easy way to enhance and customize any full tang knife making project.
Listed below are a variety of short how-to videos that will help with your DIY knife making project.
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.
The Cleaver knife images above were all created with our Modified Cleaver knife blanks. They are just a small sample the the blade texture and design features that can be used to make these blanks into a one of a kind creation. We have produced a short how to video on each project which shows step by step instructions.
These two short how to videos show how to grind bevels and straight, even plunge cuts. Improve your knife making skills.
See how our quality 1095 high carbon steel knife blades are manufactured in this short video
These short how-to knife making videos show how we made a variety of unique blades using another of our Cleaver Knife blanks with variations of handle materials and blade texture.