page started on May 22, 2004.
Kukri Patterns April 2005
Kukri Patterns With files on how you might make one, April 2005.pdf
It seems strange to start a knife making page, when I have never made a knife. I did make a chisel, from cold-rolled steel, in school, by heating, hammering, and heat treating. I lost it years later, on a construction site.
On the other hand, the perspective of this web-site is intended to be towards the beginner, the novice. It might be better to start this page as such, and it certainly fits my aim to create a Survival Primer, with the basic steps, for survival, for the novice.
ABOUT KNIFE MAKING: I will give you a few hints, from my initial reading. When a knife becomes non-attractive to a magnet, under heating, it has reached the proper temperature, for hardening. After quenching in oil, the knife is then tempered, at about five-hundred degrees, to make it less brittle. One man used a toaster-oven, outdoors, to heat to 400 degrees. As a bench mark- paper burns at 451 degrees. (Hence the title of the book Farenheit 451. More about all this as time passes. Paul
First link on this page. The Buck 650C Knighthawk might very well be my favorite knife. The PDF file (509k) yields a life-sized image of the knife, at least on my printer. Over-all length of the knife is eleven-and-one-quarter-inches. I would make it full-tang, with the metal going entirely through the handle.
Mike's Web Page - Home Page good site, and source of the following PDF file. Not trying to steal from Mike, just give the info out. Can't get the page to open, this night, but it may be only the internet over-loaded. 200k
one page, 17k PDF file
19 pages, 49k
the two pages available of:
"The Making of a Knife" http://www.scrimart.u.se/HowTo-Knifemake/HowTo.html
RESOURCES ALREADY ON THIS SITE
My Knife Page has a lot of pictures, that can be used as patterns.
There is a page about converting a Kukri Knife, by grinding the tip and handle.
Another page gives dimensioned drawings and a Kukri Pattern.
Knife Making WEB links
Amazon.com Books Sharpening and Knife Making
Belt sanders and grinders for knife making and wood working
Bernard Levine's Knife-Related Links
Custom Knife Directory Knifemaking Tutorials
Downloads, Web Links knives, guns, etc
Highlight of a Japanese sword
How to make Knives
Knife Handle making
Master Index of Knife Making Materials and Suppliers.
Mr. Reil's Home Page
OKDPM How-to Books Plans and Projects - Knife Making
The Knife and Edged Weapons
Tim and Marian Lively -- Handmade knives since 1974