Introduction to Knife Making, the Beginner's DIY Guide to making knives. This book provides everything you need to know to get a head start on becoming a blade smith. This book is heavily illustrated with over 250 full-color photographs and details every aspect of the craft, providing step-by-step instructions as well as tricks of the trade that will make each build a little easier. The book is designed to not only explain each step but also visually depict the process. The book details making a full tang ﬁxed blade knife by using the stock removal method, hand forging a hidden tang blade, and crafting a knife from a pre-cut commercially available knife blank. Learn what tools you will need, what steel is the best choice, how to proﬁle the knives shape, how to grind ﬂat bevels, hollow grinds and full ﬂat bevels, how to harden the steel blade so it will be hard enough to hold and edge and strong enough not to break. The book also covers creative aspects of the craft like decorative blade etching and blade textures which allow the maker to transform a standard knife into a one of a kind piece of metal art. Whether it's for hunting or kitchen use, anyone interested in learning how to make a knife will surely ﬁnd this book informative and indispensable.
Discovered your channel on youtube by accident. the more of your videos I watched the more I got into your channel. Learning a lot. Recently I discovered your book on amazon, wasnt sure I needed another knife making book but went ahead and bought it... Im impressed, lots of great stuff you dont find in most knife books.. just finished scanning it but will set down and read it closer. Ive been making knives for a long time but i do not believe we ever stop learning...thank you... keep it up...Ron