In this Instructable I show you how to make a high efficiency propane forge. I have made a few forges so I have a good idea how they go together but I will give reference and credit to Ron Reil and his designs, that is where I learned how to build them over 12 years ago.This forge can be used for knife making, blacksmithing, glass making or anything else you can think of that requires heating up stuff to a really hot temperature.I have access to a welder so I was able to weld some parts…
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A Visual Guide to Common Outdoor Knife Shape
common outdoor knife shapes, clip point, drop point, sheepsfoot, skinner, wharncliffe, caping, spey point, pen knife, tanto, parts of a knife
How to Make a Soup Can Forge
To make my own diveknife: Soup Can forge and Knife Making DIY
By Dennis Hall. Old 10" saw blade, metal discolored from the annealing process. Blades ready to harden.
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Knife Handles 101 | What materials are made to use knife handles, and which one is best for you? Find out more at http://survivallife.com/2016/01/14/knife-handles-101/
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How to Straighten a Deer Antler for a Knife Handle
Many deer antlers are too curved to be used as-is for knife handles, but you can straighten them so that they can accept the tang of a blade. Once you've straightened an antler, you can prepare and attach it to a knife blade without needing adhesives.
DIY Knifemaker's Info Center: Fixed Blade Anatomy
Knife Angle chart - Every type of knife blade has its own bevel angle. Paring and filleting knives that have to slice through delicate flesh, such as tomatoes or raw fish, have shallow bevels just 5 to 10 degrees. Their edges are very sharp but easily blunted. A camping knife or pocket knife should have a bevel of 10 to 15 degrees; its edge is less keen but will stay sharp longer. Cleavers and chopping knives that have to cut through bone have an even steeper bevel, usually between 15 and 25…