Sep
1
2014
Back in December of last year, for my 300th knife I built a frame handle hunter. I took work-in-progress pictures and posted the WIP on several forums. Today I realized that it wasn’t on...

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Sep
1
2014
I recently did a work-in-progress thread on several forums on how to do a checkered knife handle. The link to the WIP is below. http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1215059-Knife-handle-checkering-WIP Here is a picture of the finished knife.

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Feb
25
2014
One of the questions I get asked frequently is “how long does it take to make a knife?” There are two kinds of time involved in knifemaking: hands on skill time, and waiting time. ...

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Oct
8
2013
Here are some basic heat treating instructions for several common knife steels.  These instructions are based primarily off of internet sources, particularly Kevin Cashen’s page, but also from various Bladeforums posts and my own experience...

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Sep
22
2012
After four years of grinding with a 2×42 Craftsman, I finally finished my “big boy” knife grinder.  Back in January 2012 I bought the frame from another knifemaker who fell on hard times.  Over...

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Jul
22
2012
I have probably 100 pages of knife sketches. Especially when I was starting out, I drew knives all the time. It is an interesting study to see how the designs evolved over time. After...

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Apr
17
2012
The vine and thorns filework pattern is one of the more popular filework patterns.  Almost every knife maker attempts it at one point.  After I’d done it a few times, I decided to make a...

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Apr
17
2012
I remember when I was trying to figure out how to mark my knives, there wasn’t much out there on the internet other than expensive stamps or electric etching machines. I didn’t invent this...

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Apr
17
2012
I learned to build knives mostly by trial and error, and by reading all kinds of material online.  It seems there is a lack of simple tutorials, so I thought I’d make a few.   This one,...

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Oct
17
2009
I remember when I was trying to figure out how to mark my knives, there wasn’t much out there on the internet other than expensive stamps or electric etching machines.  I didn’t invent this...

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May
2
2009
I’m working on a threesome of knives for a customer, and I’ve been sending him picture updates as I make progress.  Since I’m taking progressive pictures, I decided to take the opportunity to do...

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