Category Archives: Knifemaking 101

A Beginner’s Guide to Making Knives: Part 4

Now that we have the steel cut into the shape of our blade, we will proceed to the next step: Heat-Treating. Simply put, heat-treating is the process used to strengthen the knife blade by changing its chemical properties and is usually done by heating and cooling the steel. The whole process is very technical, as […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Making Knives: Part 3

After getting our hands on the materials we want to use for our knife project, it is now time to start turning our concept into reality. On this part, we will discuss cutting and shaping the steel for our knife. Step 3: Rough Cutting the Steel Transfer the Sketch Cut out the knife sketch we […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Making Knives: Part 2

Last time, we discussed the first step in creating any knife, which is making a sketch. Once we have our design ready, it is time to get the materials we need to bring it to life. Step 2: Getting the Right Materials Steels Blade steels come in different sizes and types. For beginners, it is […]