Lesson 5: How to Make a Railroad Spike Knife | DIY Knife Making: Drawing Your Blade Width
Once you have a length that you are happy with, it’s time to start drawing out the width. In this video, Aram goes through how to get the proper width for your railroad spike knife. Using the peen, we’ll be hammering along the longitudinal axis. Again, temperature is important, so make sure to follow Aram’s advice closely… or else you’ll just end up with a flimsy knife. And really, who wants that?!? After he goes over how to widen the blade, Aram spends a little time discussing which hammers he uses and why.
In This Video:
- The width of the blade
- Types of hammers
- And more…