Introduction: Knife Making-Tanto Knife

for a best video suport go watch my video on youtube!

Step 1: Shape

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first you need to draw and cut the shape of the knife

Step 2: Finish the Profile of the Knife

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finish the profile of the knife with a grinder to make everything clean

Step 3: Bevel

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grind the bevel with a sanding belt machine

Step 4: Pre-sanding

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make the blade nice and clean before the eat treat

Step 5: Hole

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drill holl in the blade for the handle

Step 6: Heat Treat

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heat the blade until it's non magnetic and then get it in oil for about 15 seconde. After put the blade in the oven to temperate it

Step 7: Final Sanding\polish

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Final sanding with different grid sand paper.

Step 8: Handle

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draw and cut the shape of the handle and then drill hole the same place as on the blade.

Step 9: Glue

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glue everything in place with epoxy and pin

Step 10: Final Shaping

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shape the handle until you like the shape of it

Step 11: Last Step

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sharpen the blade and oil the handle


RodertR (author)2018-01-22

Very well done i love tanto knives im a callecter and knife maker my self

VincentP41 (author)2018-01-15

Did not see mom's chicken in the oven this time !

gm280 (author)2018-01-12

Nice build. There is always that special self satisfaction and pride when you make things yourself. Looks really good and I know you will enjoy using it as well. I've built a few myself and know the amount of work involved. Thumbs Up!

knifemacking (author)gm2802018-01-13


Corinbw (author)2018-01-12

great ible man. what kind of steel is best??

knifemacking (author)Corinbw2018-01-13

Carbon steel is probably the best for knife but recycled tool steal make it to

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