View Full Version : New home made knife

10-15-2010, 06:34 PM
Heres a knife I just made from an old file. My first time doing it and I think it turned out pretty good. I annealed it in some hot coals, shaped it with files, re-hardened it by heating it until it was no longer magnetic then quenched it in old motor oil. I then tempered it by heating the back of the blade and requenching in water. Wrapped it in wet leather and I got myself a good basic killing weapon. I sure felt good when I was done. Very cavemanishhttp://www.warriortalk.com/[IMG]http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa340/grantoga/Knife/knife002.jpg.
http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa340/grantoga/Knife/th_knife002.jpg (http://s1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa340/grantoga/Knife/?action=view&current=knife002.jpg)

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10-15-2010, 06:37 PM
Very very cool

10-15-2010, 06:48 PM
Cool! Looks seriously prison-yard...

10-16-2010, 01:14 PM
Cool! Looks seriously prison-yard...

Thats what I was thinking. Shank city.

10-16-2010, 01:49 PM
Yeah. Its rough looking but gets the job done. Its got a real thick blade.For some reason, when I think "prison shank", I think thin blade.

10-16-2010, 02:23 PM
very functional, nice clean(simple), i too am working on my "first" handmade.

Ryan Acuff
10-16-2010, 05:03 PM
I love it. Good job.

10-16-2010, 05:15 PM
Cool! Looks seriously prison-yard...

Yeah, I would think twice about dealing with an inmate with that in his hand.

Most of the shanks I have dealt with have been ice pick types made from pieces of chain link fence.

10-16-2010, 05:50 PM
Very nice

10-16-2010, 09:59 PM
Thanks guys. Heres a new one I started today. I think I may try and do a real wood grip for this one.
http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa340/grantoga/Knife/th_knife019.jpg (http://s1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa340/grantoga/Knife/?action=view&current=knife019.jpg)

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10-18-2010, 08:01 PM
I picked up a nice piece of hickory and a 1/4" brass rod for the handle today. Gonna try and finish it this week.Ill post picks of the finished product.

10-22-2010, 02:19 PM
Heres the completed knife. Im pretty happy with it. Theres a small gap between one part of the handle and the blade, but I can live with it. Either the blade is a little bent or the hickory slab is. All in all I think its pretty cool. Now I just need to hone it.
http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa340/grantoga/Knife/th_knife063.jpg (http://s1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa340/grantoga/Knife/?action=view&current=knife063.jpg)

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Tengu Joker
10-22-2010, 09:52 PM
Good Job !!!

10-23-2010, 06:46 AM
Thank you! The second one turned out way better than the first.

11-01-2010, 05:58 AM
Heres a new one Im almost done with.