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Knife Making Book for Beginners: A Bladesmithing User Guide to Forging Knives Plus Tips, Tools and Techniques to Get You Started

Knife Making Book for Beginners: A Bladesmithing User Guide to Forging Knives Plus Tips, Tools and Techniques to Get You Started

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Knife Making Book for Beginners: A Bladesmithing User Guide to Forging Knives Plus Tips, Tools and Techniques to Get You Started

118 pages
1 heure
Mar 22, 2021


Are you looking to venture into the knife making business but don’t how where to start from? Or are you looking to start making knives for personal or commercial purposes? Whatever the case may be, this book is the right guide to perfect your aspirations.

Knife making is simply the art of making knives for different purposes including cutting things such as food items, cotton, foam, and so much more. Although the process of making knives is technical and requires a bit of skill, it is still very learnable in a short period.
There are different types of knives including handmade ones and the ones made in factories. Handmade knives are much more preferable and most people argue that they supersede the ones made in factories. If you seek to delve into the craft of making knives, then you can create your homemade knives for personal use or to sell; you can even transform a space in your home into a knife making workspace.

This book, Knife Making Book for Beginners, is packed with well-detailed information about everything that has to do with knife making.

With this guide, you can easily become a knife making professional in no time.

The art of making knives requires you to have a budget before venturing into the profession and there is no better way to start your knife making journey other than reading this book.

Here is a preview of what you will learn in this guide:
  • Definition and history: You will learn the true meaning of knife making and its earliest forms.
  • Profitability potential: You will discover if the knife making business is profitable or not and how you can get started to making profitable knives the RIGHT WAY.
  • Knife making terminologies: Confused about the terms used in knife making? This guide will teach what there is to know about the terminologies used in making knives.
  • Tips and tricks: As a beginner, this book will help you familiarize yourself with the important tips and tricks that will guide you in your journey to become a professional knife maker.
  • Tools and supplies: In here, you will be educated on the tools and supplies needed to make quality and eye-catching knives.
  • Anatomy of knives: You will learn how knives are structured and how you can make your own knife the easy way.
  • Troubleshooting common problems and FAQ: Several common knife making problems encountered by most knife makers are discussed with the steps to be taken in fixing them. FAQs asked by knife makers are also discussed.
And much more!!

What more are you waiting for? If you are ready to begin your knife making journey, then get a copy of this book RIGHT NOW
Mar 22, 2021

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Knife Making Book for Beginners - Luke Wade



Knife making is the process of making knives for different purposes and through several means. The business aspect of knife making will continue to remain for years to come because of its increasing demand and use by all and sundry.

Knifemaking involves the art of using steel to make sharp blades and wooden or plastic material to make handles. The procedures in making knives are simple only if equipped with the right information.

Without the needed materials, you will be unable to make knives either for personal or commercial purposes. Also, during the knife making process, it is necessary to be careful because knife making involves some risky activities like honing and so on.

This book, Knife Making Book for Beginners, a step-by-step beginner-friendly guide, aims to equip you with virtually all the knowledge and information you need to kickstart your knife making process and knife making business in the simplest form.

Ready to gear up for an adventurous journey to become a master bladesmith?

Then, see you on the next page!

Chapter 1

What is Knife Making?

Knife making is the act of manufacturing or producing a knife through a sequence of stock removal or welded lamination. Likewise, it is the process of making an edge and sharp tool used for cutting such things as clothes, food items, and so much more.

The main metals used in knife making are usually made from carbon and stainless steel.

History of Knife Making

Without a doubt, the original set of knife makers were early people who lived in the world several years back. It was seen that the early knife makers lived in caves for ages.

Now, why did the knife makers create or combine materials to make knives? The simple answer is that they used it as a means of livelihood, to hunt for wild and home animals in the forest. The earliest human forms sought tools, a strong one at that, to achieve their means of livelihood. What they did to further their livelihood was gather the needed materials to manufacture a knife. Around 5000 – 2000 BC, the early knife makers began refining and enhancing their stone-like knives to get sharper edges. They also went ahead to create the handles as well.

The original iron blades were manufactured out of copper and bronze and they were first seen between 3000 – 700 BC. According to a research study, the first iron blades made were preferred more than those made of stone for some reason.

Fast forward to 1000 BC, metal knives began to gain momentum because they were known to be sharper and long-lasting than the former metals. Human beings have made different kinds of knives in the modern-day knife making process compared to those made in previous years. Different knife making industries are making knives out of carbon steel, alloy steel, tool steel, Damascus steel, and stainless steel in the current world. However, the likes of obsidian, titanium alloys, plastic, cobalt, and ceramics are also used to make knives. It is important to mention that stainless steel is the commonly used material for manufacturing knives because it has a good maintenance property and is easy to use.

How Does Knife Making Work?

Knife making is a technical method of producing knives using metals and applying some techniques to the process. Majorly one can make a knife by forging or stock removal; check out the typical process of making knives as given below.

Make out a sketch of a knife on a paper

On a sketch paper or graph, draw out the blade, its design, and its intending function, sketch out the blade length, decide how the tangs would look, and sketch out the likely pattern of the knife handle.

Purchase your equipment and material

There are tools required to make knives; the tools are in varieties, and their purchase depends on the knife maker. Such tools, for example, are grinder, quenchant, among others. Some are handled manually, and some are automatic. When it comes to materials used in making knives, blades are produced from metals like steel, iron, copper, bronze; the knife function determines the kind of metal to be used. The knife handle also comes in different materials; some are wooden, plastic, or even metal.


Metals are heated in a fire; this is a treatment method used to add more quality to a blade. There are a plethora of forge methods; some are gas-fired, some coal-fired.  After firing, the blade is cooled off using water or oil in a water trough. Although some blade smith no longer work with this method, it, however, adds value to the blade and hardens the blade.

Trace out the blade

This is a method particular to the stock removal technique. After sketching out a blade drawing on paper, you may trace it out on a slab, which will help cut the metal.  After tracing out on a slab, use the slab as a guideline and trace it on the metal.

Cut out the traced part of the metal

At this point, you cut out the sketched out part of the metal, which would be used for the knife itself. Advisably, a little space should be included in the metal should in case any mistake occurs during cutting.

In knife making and blacksmithing related practice, a hacksaw is used for cutting metal. Cutting also applies to the knife handles after sketching.

Grind the metal

After cutting the traced part of the metal, it

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