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Dovetailed Laminate Handle

Dovetailed Laminate Handles

Article written by: Skye Eilers of Sky Eilers Knives | Facebook: Skye Eilers Kives | Instagram: @skye.eilers This article demonstrates how I make “dovetailed” laminate handles. This is my Kingmaker design - G10 scales, brass bolsters, and brass and G10 spacers. The fitment is angled, providing the illusion of curved spacers when the handle is...

My First Knife By Tempany Halbert

We’d been planning this for months. We already knew the type of knife we wanted to make and had our handle materials ready, now we just needed a teacher. Since roughly July 2020 I’ve wanted to do a forging class with Keith Fludder, a recognised Journeyman Smith in the American Bladesmith Society. His reputation...

Why our steel is cut by waterjet and bandsaw

At Gameco Artisan Supplies, unless noted otherwise all of our steel bars and blanks are either waterjet cut or saw cut. Compared to the other methods available to cut steel into bars or blanks like laser, shear, or plasma; bandsaw and waterjet cutting gives us the most desirable results. Waterjet cutting advantages: No heat affected zone...

Your Guide to Knife Templates

Knifemaking is a tradition that dates back to the beginning of humans, they are arguably our first tool and as such have had thousands of years of design put into them. Due to this many say there is nothing new under the sun when it comes to knife design. The positive to this is...

Knife Anatomy

Knifemaking is a tradition that dates back to the beginning of humans, they are arguably our first tool and as such have had thousands of years of design put into them. Due to this many say there is nothing new under the sun when it comes to knife design. The positive to this is...

Getting Started: Forge Selection

Getting Started If you are new to forging – and I can assure you we all were at one time – just getting set up may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. You’ll see all kinds of fantastic industrial setups, or ones that people like you and me have worked on over the...

AUSTRALIAN BLADE SYMPOSIUM 2018

AUSTRALIAN BLADE SYMPOSIUM 2018 We had an amazing time at the Australian Blade Symposium 2018 watching some of Australia’s very best knife makers and blade smiths as they share their secrets to manufacturing the perfect knife. Blades got forged and grounded and we learned the intricacies of the heat treat. We also learned to fit...

How to do Basic Handsew Saddles Stitches on Leather

An introduction on How to do Basic Handsew Saddle Stitches on Leather.  Hi guys, Rob here... After speaking with a lot of knife makers over the last few years most of which told me when it comes to putting holes in leather for stitching they use a drill!! Coming from a leather work and saddle making...

A Guide to Making a Kydex Sheath

A Guide to Making a Kydex Sheath

Hi guys, we thought we would do a small introduction to Kydex. I know a lot of you are already familiar with this product and are using it regularly. This is more for those of you that haven’t had the opportunity to have a play with it yet. Some of you may be thinking it is in...

The best instructables for knifemakers sponsored by gameco artisan supplies

The BEST Instructables for Knifemakers

If you haven't heard from Instructables yet, then it is definitely time to have a very good look at it. It is perfect for Do-it-yourself projects. At Instructables other DIY enthusiasts who are building things and upload their instructions for everyone on the Instructables website to view and use. You can comment see other users comments and...