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xtxs Aug 30, 2015

  1. xtxs

    xtxs Little member

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    Hello!
    Today I am reaching out for the community for help! I would like to learn how to make knifes. I have absolutely no idea how to do anything (knife building related) and would like to learn! If someone can point me in the right direction that would be most helpfull!! Thanks!!
     
  2. Bobasan

    Bobasan Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    I might suggest going to the JD grind in at Bark River Knives. That and finding makers in your area willing to give some guidance.

    Bob
     
  3. Bango Skank

    Bango Skank Level: True Devil

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    what is it specifically you want to know?

    what sort of knives?

    what do you have the capability to produce?

    I will give you any info I have. Do it man.
     
  4. jimmyjo

    jimmyjo Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    Look in your area for knife maker and black smiths
     
  5. Voodoo Messiah

    Voodoo Messiah Little member

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    books are a great resource when just starting out, when I first started I got most my info from knifemaking books, some good ones are:
    wayne goddards $50 knife shop,
    the complete bladesmith
    the wonder of knifemaking
    knifecraft
     
  6. Jim L.

    Jim L. knifemaker

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    Youtube.com is a good resource. You will have to wade through a lot of crap, but you can put together a lot of pieces from those vids to get started.

    Eventually you'll be able to apply that info to actually making blades that meet your own aesthetics through working out a functional blade through either stock reduction (removing what isn't a blade through grinding/filing ) or forging (moving metal through heat and hammer).

    Even better would be finding someone who can show you directly helping you to learn from what they learned from their own mistakes.

    Jim L.
     
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  7. jimmyjo

    jimmyjo Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    Just this week I found blacksmithing pod casts. One of the best is blacksmither. They have 100s of podcasts with smiths answering questions.
     
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  8. Jim L.

    Jim L. knifemaker

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    That's cool, how 'bout some links?

    Jim L.
     
  9. jimmyjo

    jimmyjo Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    Blacksmith pub is one. The best one is blacksmither academy. They have lots of podcasts(100 plus). You can Google those I'm not talented enough to find the urls on my phone for a link.
     
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  10. begreen61

    begreen61 Deadicated JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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  11. PolishAvenger

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    For YouTube instructionals, Neels Van den Berg is THE man when it comes to forging blades.
    -Mark
     
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