From File To Knife: Make a Bushcraft Knife Using Simple Tools


| 10/8/2013 5:00:00 PM


This article was originally posted in Instructables and is reposted with permission from Cas van de Goor.

A good bushcraft knife is a must-have for every outdoorsman. It's a tool that will last a lifetime. Wouldn't it be awesome to make such an essential, lasting tool yourself out of an old file?

This post will show you how the basics of knife-making, concentrating on how to make an excellent, inexpensive (under $20) bushcraft knife using simple tools such as a hacksaw, file, drill and vice. The design is based on the popular (but expensive) Ray Mears bushcraft knife.

So if you have a few basic tools and plenty of elbow grease, let’s learn how to make a knife.



Step 1: Tools and Materials

Here's a quick overview of the tools and materials that I used to make this bushcraft knife.





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