Knifemaking is the building of a knife, which includes the blade, handle and other accouterments. Blades are made by either removing metal from a steel blank via a grinder – known as stock removal – and the forging to shape of hot steel into a blade in the process known as bladesmithing. Other parts, including bolsters, guards, pommels, etc., are needed to complete the finished knife.

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Playing Guitar and Making Knives

Can you think of two more enjoyable hobbies than making knives and playing guitar? Maybe suntanning or oyster eating, but aside from that … It never ceases to amaze me that, being the Editor of the KNIVES annual book, which includes a Custom Knifemaker Directory of 2,200 makers fashioning knives by hand, I still come across knifemakers in...

Do you know the keys to top handle design? The knife is the Kershaw Mini Skinner. (Kershaw photo)

7 Keys To Top Knife Handles

Know the keys to the best handle design to enhance your knife’s performance and safe use. Following are seven: 1) According to ABS journeyman smith Dan Farr, the size of your hand is a key to arriving at the best handle for you. Longer hands require a larger handle diameter and thicker hands a...