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How to Make a subhilt knife part 10: Finishing it

In this part of the tutorial we finish off the knife.

Part 1 of this tutorial is here

 

 

File the brass pins

Use a mill file to file down those pins to their final shape. Nice and perfectly flush with the wood of the handle. You don't want to feel any edges when holding the knife.

Do some final rasping

I also do a little bit of final rasping.

Do some final sanding

Then some sanding to finish it off.

polish the handle

Clean it up with a dry rag then polish the handle pieces with a polish of your choice. I like Tung oil. And multiple coats of tung oil with give it a really nice lustre.

And that's it, other than sharpening, your knife is done!

Sub Hilt Knife

 

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Make a Karambit Fighting Knife- We use the stock removal method to make this vicious fighting knife. I also have the template for you.

Make a throwing knife - This is a fun project to make and a fun project to use! I had a lot of fun with this. All you need is a piece of steel and some basic tools. And you don't need a forge. You can harden and temper this with a torch. Make a Throwing Knife

New Tutorial: How to make a dagger . It is very similar to making a knife. But there are a couple of differences. A dagger is edged on both sides and made for sticking not slicing! Make a Dagger

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Tutorial on How to Forge a Knife - I take you through the complete process of forging a knife. All the way from raw piece of steel to finished knife. With lots of pictures and even videos. How to forge a knife

Beginners Tutorial on Knifemaking - This tutorial is complete. It shows you how to make a real knife without all the forging! You just need some basic tools. making a knife using the stock removal method.

 


 

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