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    Making a knife

    Gidday people, just wondering if someone can point me in the right direction on where to buy some knife blanks, got some nice pieces of deer antlers to turn into handles, and also if anyone has done this before any tips will be greatly appreciated

    Cheers Ben

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    I've never heard off knife blanks as per say, they may very well exist I've just never seen them. I would just go to your nearest engineering spot, You first need to decide on the bland thickness and the steel type, you might be lucky and they might have an off cut for a good price.

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    Yeah mate, I can, depends on what you are after but, lots of options, drop me a line and I can point you in the right direction.

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    My old man used make a few years ago he was a saw doctor in a sawmill and used to use the steel from old saw blades could be another option for getting some steel


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    Leafsprings are a dime a dozen or files.

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    Yeh im afraid adding scales to a pre bought blade isnt exactly knife making however there aee sites in the usa that sell both.

    Files are a good source of steel, d2 usually, last time I bought a length of 01 from fletchers, 50x3 flat
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    Take a look at Jantz supplies in the USA.

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    Ss+m in Auckland and Christchurch sell O1 and other tool steels suitable for a knife, they will also temper them for you once you have roughed out the shape, I got loveless blots from the UK bot they may be a closer source, and don't let anyone tell you that just putting scales on a knife is easy, if you are shaping it all by hand and want to do a good job it's hard work...also even the Japanese sword smiths of old dot not make the swords alone, someone made the blade, someonelse the sheath, someone else the sharpening...

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    Try Welcome to the home of English Handmade Knives

    If they dont ship to NZ let me know i should be over in a couple of months.
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    Good buddy kindly made a wee skinning one up for me, he cut out the tang from a spear he brought back from overseas, and I supplied some antlers that were being discarded off a deer at the sheds.

    All he told me was the antlers were a pain when shaping as it smelt like burnt plastic, and the drill bits went blunt when drilling into the tang
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    Tell your mate that a drill bit can be resharpen... And the tang can be annealed.

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    I"m an amateur knife maker and can help with blanks. At this stage I have a few O1 toolsteel (carbon steel, not stainless) blanks available that have already been heat treated. Send me a PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoped View Post
    Yeh im afraid adding scales to a pre bought blade isnt exactly knife making however there aee sites in the usa that sell both.

    Files are a good source of steel, d2 usually, last time I bought a length of 01 from fletchers, 50x3 flat
    Not all of us are as skilled as you @scoped
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