Learn how to make a hunting knife from an old saw blade, for yourself or as a bootstrap business. This excerpt from Dave Boye's Step-by-Step Knifemaking: You Can Do It! includes detailed instructions and diagrams.
Making a homemade knife can be easy and rewarding.
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This diagram outlines materials and the anatomy of a hunting knife.
Caution: If you turn the point or edge of the blade into the belt while grinding, the wheel will catch it, doing damage to the belt, the blade and possibly your hands.
This image shows the rivets, rivet holes and slab handles for knife making.
Finally, clamp everything together once for practice. Then (following the instructions on the containers of cement) mix your epoxy, apply the adhesive to both sides of the metal shank and the insides of the handle slabs, form the three elements into a "sandwich," and rivet them together.
This diagram showcases how to grind each side of the knife and an cutaway view of an electric kiln.