If you’ve never made a knife before, there are eleven knife making tools that are essential for beginners. The right tools will help you develop the shape of the blade, keep it securely in place while you remove stock and heighten sharpness, give the steel the right degree of resilience, and keep you safe the entire time.
Orbital and random-orbit sanders are different tools that let you excel at different applications. Understanding their strengths and drawbacks will ensure that you choose the right sander for the job every time.
When you make knives, you know the type of material you use for the scales is almost as important as the steel chosen for the blade. The right one will complement the finished knife and add to its beauty and function. We analyze some of the most popular handle materials in this post.
Although design and formation techniques are important, the type of steel you use makes a key difference in how your finished knife performs. This post dives into how to select the right steel for your blade.
Knifemaking is an ancient art. Over the centuries, many methods have been used to produce strong, high-quality blades, but today hobbyists and professionals alike use one of two approaches: stock removal and forging. In this blog, we’ll review how each process is carried out and why knifemakers might prefer one over the other.
The Perfecting The Craft scholarship is an annual $500 scholarship designed to help propel students to become masters of their craft. We hope to encourage students to genuinely reflect on what they want to provide the world and how they are working to build the necessary skills.