The Make-It-Yourself Copperhead Survival Knife

These instructions will show you how to make a knife that can handle the toughest of outdoor challenges.



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Solder secures the loop at its base.
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The copperhead, a knife of many uses.
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When the sheath is flattened, the blade (B) and loop (L) sections are compressed to different degrees, because these pieces of coat hanger keep the former from closing fully.
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Cutting away half of the tube to form the belt loop.
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Fig. 3: Assembly
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Fig. 2: Hand guard
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Fig. 1: Shaping the blade
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The finished sheath.
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Fig. 4: The Scabbard
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