How To Make A Knife (Part 1) – “World’s Best?”
Yes, the rumors are true…
The Facebook messages… the YouTube comments… the Instagram excitement. All true.
It’s happening – I really am making a knife.
Actually, before I continue – here’s a video of the progress so far:
That’s the good news.
But, here’s the BAD new about all this:
#1 – This is a knife for me (considerations for what others want is completely out the window on this one – sorry. Actually, I lied. I’m not sorry. :-D).
#2 – It’s going to take a while.
Let me expand on the first point:
This Is A Knife For ME…
I met with a friend and saw he had a cool little knife on his key-chain. I knew right then I was missing a key-chain knife. I’m not going to put some non-high-end, mass-produced thing on my key-chain …and so I’m forced to make the ultimate key-chain knife.
I’m still figuring out the exact criteria and specification I want for this knife.
What you need to know is that this knife is for me. This is a no-holds-barred, no-compromises made project to design and make a knife that I’ll fit to my key-chain …and it will stay there until the undertakers prise it out of my cold hand when I’m dead!
I’m still at the stage where I’m figuring out the size, shape, design, materials and so on.
And the second point…
This is NOT A “Quick and Dirty” Project…
As soon as I started this project I realised something right away:
I know absolutely nothing about knives.
I mean, forget knife-making …I don’t even know anything about knives!
But that’s okay – because three years ago I knew nothing about titanium and now I have titanium screaming-and-begging-me-for-mercy on a daily basis as I design and make the world’s best titanium gear.
The problem is:
I’m now aware there are best steels to use for specific purposes …and best blade designs for specific purposes …and so on. And this means I have to research these options because I have to design and make the best (my obsessive-compulsive personality traits force me to do this).
Long story short…
This is not going to be a “quick and dirty” project.