Your Guide to Knife TemplatesTimothy
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 that we have hundreds and thousands of different knife designs that have been tried and tested through the years, and likely the knife you want to tackle next has plenty of thought already given to it for you to base your own ideas and concepts behind.
What are knife templates?
If you look up “knife templates” you’ll be greeted with hundreds of images like this. Often you can look up the type of knife you want and if you’re lucky you’ll find the one you want
and you can simply print it off and stick it on a bar of steel. If not, it will give you an idea for you to draw your own. Knife templates are the simplest and easiest way to get into knife design and a lot of concepts can be learned by looking and what other people do well and not so well.
If you know of any good websites with templates please let us know! Here are some of our favourites;
- Karim at Tharwa Valley Forge has a library of templates you can access here.
- Jay Fisher has a library of templates you can access here.
- DIY Knifemakers Info Centre has many templates available here.
- Pinterest has thousands of templates available here.
- Imadeaknife has a few templates available
Again, with a quick google search, you can likely find the design you want. Or if you’re feeling adventurous… you can find the greatest knife designs unrivalled by any other here