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Tutorials
These are step by step descriptions for some of the techniques I use to make the different parts that conform a finished knife or sheath. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate and contact me, I'll try to get back to you as soon as possible.
       
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Tutorials - How to Achieve Better Results Using Leather in Handles   17. How to Achieve Better Results Using Leather in Handles
This process gets the leather to aquire a better hardness and estability while also allowing a better finish.
  Tutorials - How to Remove Rust from a Carbon / Stainless San Mai Damascus Knife   18. How to Remove Rust from a Carbon / Stainless San Mai Damascus Knife
How to bring your rusted knife back to new condition, in no time, with regular household items.
Tutorials - Case Hardening a Hammer   15. Case Hardening a Hammer
Case hardening is the process of hardening the surface of a low carbon steel, by adding carbon into it.
  Tutorials - Forging Stainless 304 and Stainless 420 MV   16. Forging Stainless 304 and Stainless 420 MV
How to forge stainless steels in a canister with an oxigen reduction agent.
Tutorials - Etching a Maker's Mark   13. Etching a Maker's Mark
Very simple way to get a professional looking knife maker's mark on blades.
  Tutorials - Polyester Resin Impregnation II   14. Polyester Resin Impregnation II
Another step in an already very efficient way to impregnate wood. This time for not so soft materials.
Tutorials - Polyester Resin Impregnation   11. Polyester Resin Impregnation
A very efficient low tech way to impregnate wood and other porous materials.
  Tutorials - Making Mokume   12. Making Mokume
How to make mokume out of several different metal combinations.
Tutorials - Making Cable Damascus   9. Making Cable Damascus
Traditional way to transform steel cable into knives.
  Tutorials - Making Cable Damascus - No Hammer Marks   10. Making Cable Damascus - No Hammer Marks
A personal technique to forge steel cable showing the strands but leaving no hammering marks.
Tutorials - Making Damascus Steel   7. Making Damascus Steel
A basic introduction on how different kinds of damascus steel are made.
  Tutorials - Grinding a Blade   8. Grinding a Blade
What methods and tools I use to grind steel into blades.
Tutorials - Making Textured Home Made Micarta   5. Making Textured Home Made Micarta
How to texture multilayer materials to make interesting patterns appear.
  Tutorials - Making "Damascus" (Rag) Micarta   6. Making "Damascus" (Rag) Micarta
A "twist" on multilayer micarta making.
Tutorials - Coppering Damascus   3. Coppering Damascus
How I make my coppered damascus blades.
  Tutorials - Making Multilayer Materials   4. Making Multilayer Materials
Making insteresting handle materials from everyday use items.
Tutorials - Making Ball Bearings Damascus   1. Making Ball Bearings Damascus
A brief explanation on making "balls patterned" blades.
  Tutorials - Making Fullers on Blades   2. Making Fullers on Blades
A little device I made to make symetric and/or parallel fullers on blades.
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