Selfmade Knife

June 28, 2013

During my travels in New Zealand I was at a knifemaker and spent a day creating this beauty.

I started from scratch with heating and forging steel, sawing a native timber handle and adding brass bolsters and pins.

The knifemaker helped on tricky parts like keeping the shape of the knife while forging and sharpening the blade.

Finally, the blade was polished and the wood got a final treatment.