Making Full Tang Knives for Beginners
Step-by-Step Manual from Design to the Finished Knife
by Stefan Steigerwald &
Peter Fronteddu

Softcover
150 x 230mm
132pp

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA

R.R.P.$41.90

ISBN 978-0-7643-4752-8

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Extract from back cover of book:

From drawing the initial sketches of a design to etching your initials into the handle, Steigerwald and Fronteddu expertly demonstrate how to build a fixed-blade, full tang knife with detailed, step-by-step instructions and illustrations. These widely used knives are robust implements and are relatively easy to create, making this form an ideal choice for the beginner knife maker. No Previous knifemaking knowledge is necessary, and the list of required tools is short, files, sandpaper, a drill, and elbow grease. All knives shown are variants of the same basic construction, but you will find many different styles of bolsters and handles, as well as advice on selecting the right steel according to the demands of a particular blade's components. Having a small, handy knife at your side, designed and made by your own hands, will surely bring you more satisfaction than a store-bought, mass-produced pocket knife.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial & Metric

Contents

Preface
A Few Words Up Front

Chapter 1 - Initial Considerations
Basics
Intended Use
Choice of Materials

Chapter 2 - Design and Template

Chapter 3 - The Blade
Shaping the Contour
Pre-drilling/Sawing
Angle Grinder and Belt Grinder
Grinding the Blade

Chapter 4 - The Handle
Bolsters
Handle Scales

Chapter 5 - Variant with a Guard

Chapter 6 - Finish
Handle
Guard
Blade
Etching the Logo
Sharpening and Polishing

List of Materials