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Make a Push Knife Part 2

In this part of the tutorial we continue on with the making of the knife by working on the profile with a variety of tools and drilling out the holes for the handle.

Part1 (the beginning) of this tutorial is here.

 

 

Grind the shape on a belt sander

When we hacksawed it we only rough shaped it. Now we need to get the knife to its final shape, or very very close to it.

A belt sander is perfect for a lot of this.

1 inch sander is a great aid

If you have a one inch belt sander it is really effective for this because you can get at smaller areas.

File the inner edges

Otherwise it is on to the smaller files to get into all those small areas. And a rat tail (round) file is really terrific for this.

rat tail file is great

Using a dremel

A dremel also comes in handy at this stage.

Mark for the holes

Now let's drill out the holes. You can use the holes that are shown on the template or you can mark new ones. We are going to do quarter inch holes.

Punch with a center punch

Use a center punch to mark those holes. The center punching is important so the drill bit doesn't slip.

Drill the holes

Now drill them out. I am using a quarter inch drill bit.

We have some more work to do on this blade but we will do that later.

NextLet's continue and work on the handle

 


 

Cold Steel Safe Keeper III #39LSKC

These push knives are tremendously popular with military and law enforcement around the world because they offer big knife cutting and piercing potential in a very compact package (2 shorter overall length than most boot knives). Their shock absorbing, T shaped, Kraton® handles allow locked wrist punches for devastating impact and are so secure in the hand that disarm attempts are very difficult if not impossible.Specifications:- Weight: 3.5 oz-Thick: 3/16"- Blade: 2 1/2"- Handle: 2 1/2" long. Kraton®- Steel: 4116 Krupp Stainless- Overall: 5"- Sheath: Secure-Ex Sheath

 

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