Here are the Knife Making Tutorials:
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
New Tutorial on Knifemaking - This tutorial is comeplete. 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
Knives Made by Web Visitors
Hondo has been following my blacksmithing tutorials and has been making himself a wide variety of knives. Amazing work and good creativity! My thanks go to Hondo for sharing the pictures with us.
Garrison has made some great looking knives out of railroad spikes.
He has also made his own forge. My thanks go to Garrison for sharing the pictures with us!
James got himself an atlas forge and is having some fun with it! Among other things he has made here is a railroad spike knife. It came out great and my thanks go to him for sharing the pic with us!
Jack has been following my tutorials and doing some terrific blacksmithing. Here are pictures of some of the things he has made including a spear tip, a karambit and a sword! Nice work here. My thanks go to Jack for sharing his work with us.
Sean has followed my tutorial and made the knife "Dragonspine" out of rebar. And all I can say here is Wow! He did a terrific job. This knife has a great look! My thanks go to Sean for sharing it with us.
Chris has started out with blacksmithing and knifemaking and he is having a great time! He followed my stock removal method to make his first knife. And it came out great! My thanks go to him for sharing the picture with us!!
Chris also made a sheath for this knife:
Adam is a blacksmith and he is deeply enamored by the Middle Ages. He is making replicas and they are coming out great! Here is some of his work. My thanks go to him for sharing it with us.
Here is a knife that Brandon has made. His girlfriend designed it. You can see the picture of the design. They call it the Minnow or Minn-Ow! Nice team work and my thanks go to Brandon for sharing the pictures with us.
Sean has been following my blacksmithing and has made himself a couple of railroad spike knives. They came out great. I like the twist. My thaks go to him for sharing the pictures with us.
William has used my sting template and my steel sting sword tutorial to design and make his own Sting sword. And wow! It came out great and what a terrific picture. My thanks go to him for sharing it with us. And he tells us a little bit about how he did it:
I finished the sword today . I used a bronze Welding rod to pin the handle and hammered them into rivets. I used 1/4 inch steel plate and cut the pommel and guards with oxy acetylene and welded them to the blank and smoothed everything nice and flat . It is heavy feels around 4 lbs but it's balanced and feels really nice in the hand , obviously a terribly efficient ancient design 😎 anyway thanks man.
Here is Brandon's first knife. He made it from a Nicholson file. I love this knife it has an excellent profile.
The swaggering wombat (That's his youtube name) has made a railroad spike tomahawk. Well done! My thanks go to him for sharing the picture with us.
Here is a knife made by Bryan. He followed the stock removal method and did it all with hand tools. Nice work here. Something to be proud of! My thanks go t Bryan for sharing the picture with us.
Michael has combined two different things from what I teach. He took my Elucidator sword project template and made it out of steel. So, cosplay fun and blacksmithing fun! I love it! Here is a couple of pictures.
Blaine has been following my blacksmithing tutorials and he has made himself a nice paracord knife. I like it! It came out great.
Nick has been following my knife making tutorials and has something to say about it.
" I just want to say that you really made it seem possible for anyone to make something from a pile of materials and a little bit of elbow Grease without any special machinery or anything like that. So thanks for the inspiration :)"
Here is a knife he made for his granpa. It came out amazing! My thanks go to him for the message and the pic!
Sean has followed by tutorial and made himself a Dragonspine knife made out of rebar. Nice work! My thanks go to him for sharing the picture with us.
Here is a knife and sheath made by Abraham. It is the first knife he has made and it came out great! My thanks go to him for sharing the pictures with us.
Jose used my template for the Damascus steel knife and made himself a knife. I really like it! The shape is well done, the handle looks great. Good choice of wood. The blade is made from an old machete blade and the guard is a hinge! And he made a wooden sheath for it which is just spectacular. Well done here and my thanks go to Jose for sharing the pics with us.
Here is a boot knife with sheath made by Jack. I like it! And it is very multi function! My thanks go to Jack for sharing the picture with us.
Here is a knife made by Eric. He forged it from 1095 steel. He heat treated it well and sharpened it. It is extremely sharp and it holds its edge very well! My thanks go to him for sharing the pic with us.
Bob has followed my tutorial and made himself a dagger. He has also designed and made his own survival knife. I like them. Great look and terrific handles. My thanks go to Bob for sharing the picture with us.
Here is a knife made by Robby. It looks great! My thanks go to him for sharing it with us.
Here is a knife made by Jack. This is his first knife and all I can say is Wow! Great looking knife with a unique shape and style. My thanks go to him for sharing the pic with us!
Jack also made an amazing scabbard for this knife. Both the knife and the sscabbard have an amazing artistic look!
Here is a sword that Graham is working on. It is coming along great. Notice that excellent radius where the tang meets the blade. This insures the sword will not crack at that point. The profile is done and next he will be putting on the bevels. My thanks to him for sharing the pic with us!
Here is a knife that John is working on. Wow, that is a big knife! He is now at the point where he will be hardening and tempering it.
Here is another knife made by Bryan. Great looking knife!
Here is a knife made by Bryan. It looks great and I like the wrapped handle. My thanks go to him for sharing the pic with us!
Simon has used my sword making tutorials to make himself a roman gladius!! Wow, this is quite amazing. I might do something like this. My thanks go to Simon for sharing the project with us.
John is currently making a knife following my tutorial. Here is a look at it. Coming along great!
Here is a knife made by Nathan. And wow it came out great. He tells us a little bit about it:
I have seen a few of you videos on YouTube over the past few years and decided to try my hand at knife making. I watched several knife making videos and combined elements from all of them, but I drew from yours the most. I am attaching two photos of my second knife making attempt. The design was one I sketched on some paper a few weeks before starting my first project last October. I used O1 steel and Jarrah burl for both of my knives. The sheaths were made by a third party.
Here is a karambit made by Roman.. And wow, I really love the shape and curve of this knife. He did an amazing job and my thanks to Roman for sharing the pics with us!
Here is a knife made by Chuck. I like it a lot. It has a great look to it!! And I bet the handle is very comfortable! My thanks to Chuck for sharing this with us!
Here is a spectacular knife that Bobby has made. It is an amazing example of a file turned into a knife!! My thanks to Bobby for sharing this with us!
Here is a dagger made by Hayden. It came out great and I love how the tang sticks out the handle. My thanks to Hayden for sharing the pic with us.
Here is a look at a dagger that Oliver has made on this forge. He tells us a little bit about making it:
This dagger that I forged has a blade over 14 inches in length, almost getting into the short sword area, was hardened in warmed canola oil in a quench tank, design for the quench tank taken from your site. The handle was secured by epoxy and peening the top of the tang over a peen block/washer. I am hammering out a two handed cut and thrust medieval style sword made from simple 1065 steel which will have a finished blade length over 29 inches in length. I will need to make a few adjustments out along its length once the bevel work is completed and before I start on the cold work.
Here is the sword he is working on. If you want to know how to make a sword I have a complete tutorial here.
Here is a rebar knife made by Blaine! Nice work and it has a great blacksmithed look! My thanks to Blaine for sharing this with us. He also made hoof picks out of a horseshoe! Want to make a rebar knife? My tutorial is here
Here is a knife made by Aaron. This is his first knife and it came out fantastic. I really like the straight edges shape of it. It has good lines.
Here is a knife made by Jack. It looks great. The only thing remaining is to polish the blade. My thanks go to him for sharing the picture with us.
Here is some things made by Jakob including a knife and some great looking fire welded chain. My thanks to him for sharing his work with us!
Here is a couple of knives that Justin is making. They have a really great look and I love the choice of handle material. My thanks go to him for sharing the pics with us!
Adam is having a lot of fun making all kinds of things including these two knives. My thanks to him for sharing all the great stuff!
Roland is 14 years old and is really getting good at the blacksmithing! He has made a whole bunch of weapons that are historical replicas. You can check out more of Roland's work on my page here. But here is a picture of some of his knives:
Here is another great project by Brendan. It shows that as a blacksmith you have a whole lot of options for finding things to use in your forging! My thanks to him for sharing this Wrench knife with us!
Brendan just recently completed his forge and is having a lot of fun blacksmithing. And his skill level is increasing very quickly! Here are some pictures of knives he has made. The first picture is a knife made out of 3/4 inch bar stock and the other two pics are a railroad spike knife. my thanks to Brendan for this contribution and if you want to check out his forge go to my home made forge page here.
Timm is surely having a whole lot of fun making knives. Here are some of the more creative ones that he has made. My thanks to him for sharing these pics with us!
Wow! Timm finished his sword and it came out great. He put a handle on it and used a neat technique where he used a hot knife to burn in patterns on the handle. Nice work! He just needs to apply some polish to the handle. My thanks to him for sharing this with us. You can see earlier pics of this sword further down the page.
Here are some knives made by Noah. He is really doing a spectacular job here! He also makes chainmail. My thanks go to him for sharing these pics with us.
Here is a knife made by Lane. Wow it looks fantastic. He is also working on a steel Sting from Lord of the Rings (2nd picture). You can see his home made forge on my forges page here.
Here is a dagger made by Timm! And the second picture shows a sword he is currently working on. Great work here and my thanks go to him for sharing this with us!
Dave just recently got a CNC mill and guess what? He is making a dagger! YUP! and wow this thing is coming out amazing. Here are some pictures. Just look at that dagger! A big thanks go out to him for sharing this with us!
Here is where he is at with it
Here it is being cut out on the CNC machine
Quick screenshot of the software:
More knife pictures from web visitors here
The Wonder of Knifemaking
Master smith Wayne Goddard is an icon in the field of knife making. As a full-time maker, teacher and writer, Goddard works as hard to teach knife making skills as he does to acquire them. His affiliation with BLADE Magazine has brought new and interesting information, tips and tricks to thousands of would-be knife makers. Other popular titles from Goddard include The Wonder of Knifemaking (2000) and $50 Knife Shop (2001 and 2006).
Basic Knife Making: From Raw Steel to a Finished Stub Tang Knife
Learn the craft of knifemaking. 205 color images and step-by-step instructions provide for all stages of construction, from selection of the steel, to forging the blade, assembling the handle, and constructing a holder.
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