Maker: Wally Hayes (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85598
Item weight: 3.92 oz.
Description: Have you always wanted to learn how to make a knife? Here’s your chance. With a few inexpensive tools, some easily acquired materials, a little hard work, and this two disk set, you can learn all the basic skills of knifemaking and be on your way to producing your own high quality custom blades.
Master Bladesmith Wally Hayes first shows you how to turn your workshop into a functional knife shop for less than $250. He then takes you step-by-step through a complete course in knifemaking, including profiling and grinding your blade, differentially heat treating your knife (using a home built forge that costs less than $40), embellishing your blade with filework, crafting form-fitting Kydex sheaths in your kitchen oven, polishing your blade to a mirror finish, attaching a slab handle, and doing a Japanese cord-wrapped handle. This video covers the complete construction of two knives – a chisel ground tanto-style neck knife and a flat ground utility/hunting knife. It is one of the most detailed courses in knifemaking ever captured to video.
Approx Running Time: 150 min.
Publisher: Paladin Press (January 2003)
Availability: Backordered - usually ships in 1-2 weeks