BLADE's Guide to Making Knives by Joe Kertzman

By Joe Kertzman

Examine the secrets and techniques of Knifemaking From the Masters of the Trade
With an all-star solid of well known knifemakers, BLADE's advisor to creating Knives second Edition brings you the main up to date, inside of info to be had on fashioning edged implements. during this full-color, meticulously illustrated volume:<UL>• John Lewis Jensen, fashion designer and fabricator of unique decorative edged weaponry, offers a step by step consultant to making your personal paintings knife in "Desk Daggers: A constrained variation Jensen Knives Trio."
• Tim Zowada, forger of damascus and smelted metal, unearths his exchange secrets and techniques and techniques in "Making the utilizing Knife."
• Allen Elishewitz lends his wisdom and knowledge in "Making styles and utilizing a Pantograph," for these within the layout levels of fashioning tremendous knives.
• Don Fogg, arguably the best sword makers on this planet, stocks his services in "Forging metal from uncooked Materials."
• Vince Evans, crafter of Scottish dirks, Viking swords, vital Asian weaponry and different unique and old items, finds his tools for "Making and Carving a Scottish Dirk."
• Rick Dunkerley, recognized for his mosaic-damascus masterpieces, opens his global of data in "Building a Damascus Locking-Liner Folder."
• Kevin Hoffman unlocks the mysteries of "Lost Wax Casting for Guards & Pommels," illustrating each step of this tedious but profitable process.
It's All Here!

Forging — Grinding — warmth Treating — Etching — sprucing — polishing Blades — Guards — Pommels — Bolsters — Handles — Sheaths

Whether your curiosity in making knives is new or you've been crafting blades for years, BLADE's consultant to creating Knives 2d Edition hands you with wisdom that will help you achieve the rewards of a fruitful and pleasing knifemaking pastime or career.

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The flat grind is easy to get right when using the belt grinder with a flat platen. See the related photo. Sequence for Grinding the Bevels: 1) Double-check the blade profile to see if it is correct; Medium Crystalon stone is used for creating the radius on the back of the blade. Note the grooves worn in it from many years of use for this operation. When a groove gets worn to where it is too wide, just start another one. Use odor-free kerosene or lamp oil for lubricant on the stone. width of the bevel is established steel to take off after the blade is and fairly flat.

The finer grits of wet or shape. to get rid of them if they don’t dry paper might not be found quickly come out with the 320- in the average hardware store. grit or finer paper.

The disc changes can be made before steel to the plastic stage (1,800- material is kept in contact with it needs to be renewed. 2,100 degrees F) and then using the disc until it stops turning after the foot switch is turned off. I built my 8-inch, flat-disc My friend, Craig Morgan of Morgan and Daughter Knife and Tool, just built a nice double-disc Forming the Blade There are two ways for the a hammer to work it close to the final shape. There was a time when all machine with parts designed for machine for less than $350.

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