|Project by Flashpoint||posted 03-05-2016 08:39 PM||551 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Skinner knife I made for my nephew to have for his first deer hunting season. Not much wood work, but the handle is walnut and I made the blade from a bar of 1095 steel. Stock removal only, no forging/hammering. Gut hook was done with file work, then sharpened with sandpaper on a dowel. Brass pins and handle epoxied on and rubbed in beeswax for finish. I made a crude leather sheath with craft store supplies.
My nephew chose a knife design he liked, the last photo is of the one he picked. A little research showed me he had expensive taste, it is a ceramic $200 custom knife.
Those interested in knife making should google search, “cheap knife tutorial,” a decent tutorial lurks there and it was a great place to start learning. My biggest advice would be to buy knife steel, not scavenge. It will cost less than $20 for a suitable high carbon bar and will be much simpler/easier to work.
Sorry for photo orientation, couldn’t get it right.