Hand forged knives are shaped by hammering hot steel. A hammer and anvil or power hammer can be used. Knife makers will need a forge to heat up the steel. These blades are often considered superior because of the additional carbon added during the hammering process. Please check out the Forge related videos listed below.
In order to forge a knife into shape the material has to be heated in a forge. Check out this compact propane forge. Perfect for the novice knife maker.
This unique knife was made from an iron hull plate which was recovered from a local shipwreck. Check out the video for details.
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How to make a Damascus Steel knife. This short video reviews the basics of making a knife from hand forged Damascus steel
See how damascus steel is forged.
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