Katana Detail Carving Knife

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Project by MShort posted 07-28-2012 11:07 PM 1043 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had a chance to get into the shop and make this carving knife. Overall length is 6” with a 1 1/4” x 5/16” blade. The handle (Walnut and Maple) is made from a laminate that I had in the shop. I like the size and feel of the knife already.

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

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#1 posted 07-29-2012 12:46 AM

Can’t beat Tailor made Mike, that way you get exactly what you want :)

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

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#2 posted 07-29-2012 11:44 AM

Looks great Mike. I made a carving knife from a hacksaw blade and surprisingly it is my favorite even though I have a nice Pfeil carving knife for similar work. Just goes to show that self made and cheap can be just a good or better than the expensive ones.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 07-29-2012 01:47 PM

Beautiful knife Mike…I’ve been looking at buying one but with what you’ve done and what Mike in Norway said about the hacksaw blade, it doesn’t seem hard to build one and I’m pretty good at building things out of metal and now I’m inspired….so what did you use for a blade?

-- Tim Harrelson

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#4 posted 07-29-2012 02:05 PM

Thanks Mike and Pete.

Tim – I used a reciprocating saw blade. You can use a floor scraper blade as well.

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

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