Homemade Carving Knife

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This is my first try at making a carving knife. The handle is made of walnut and the blade is from a reciprocating saw blade. I have been reading up on the net where others have made them so I thought I would give it a try. I and please with the shape fo the blade and how sharp it is after putting an edge on it. I have a commercial detail knife but wanted a smaller blade. The blade is 3/4” long and the knife is 6 1/2” overall. The handle is simple in design but it fits my hand well and is comfortable. Thanks for looking.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#1 posted 12-25-2011 09:13 PM

Might have a go @ one of these Mike :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 12-25-2011 10:03 PM

Good lookin carving knife!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 12-25-2011 10:52 PM

Good job Mike.
Did you heat treat it of just grind it as is ???


-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 12-26-2011 02:51 AM


I just ground the edge as it and it is sharp. I have been researching heat treating and will try that out as well. I am going to work on one with a much thinner blade too. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 12-27-2011 07:31 AM

Nice knife/tool. nice if you can make tools rather than buy makes lumber more affordable.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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