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Thread: Knife making Question

  1. #1
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    Nov 2007
    Southwest Michigan

    Knife making Question

    I am looking for a place or site to find pre-made knife steel so that I can put a wood piece on the knife. I would like to do this for my Best man and Groomsmen for august. Thanks for the help
    Last edited by Jim Niemi; 04-27-2009 at 03:14 AM.
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  2. #2
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    Dec 2008
    falcon heights, minnesota
    one place to check, and i recommend them, is dixie gun works. they carry just about anything a reenactor could want. from clothes and weaponry, to cookware and cutlery. i double checked, and they still carry a rather impressive selection of knife blades.
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    Dec 2008
    Portland, Oregon
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  4. #4
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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Jim, I've had great success with Texas Knife Maker's Supply at Their cryo-treated blades are top-notch steel that I'd put up against about any commercial knife I've used (including Wusthof and Global). They do need a final honing, but they are supplied with a good clean bevel to start from.

    Right now I've got three blanks waiting to become hunting knives for my nephews. They're fun, quick projects that you can knock out in a couple evenings.
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    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    may be the largest supplier of knife making supplies there is.

  6. #6
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    I bought mine from , they've got some good tutorials on there too.

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  7. #7
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    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    All ya had to do is ask yer old man, I have LOT of links for knives. Good question all the same because a few that I have not seen have come up
    Or if you want, we have those old saw blades from your work and you can make your own
    Last edited by Tom Niemi; 04-27-2009 at 02:18 PM. Reason: addition

  8. #8
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    Jul 2008
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Woodcraft sells some also, there is one in downtown Grand Rapids.

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