Lesson 7: How to Make a Railroad Spike Knife | DIY Knife Making: Setting Your Knife Handle Guard
Setting your guard is a bit of a delicate process, but one that is crucial for the safety of your wielding hand! In this lesson, Aram shows us exactly how to set a guard on our railroad spike knife. This is the next step in the DIY knife making process and will ensure that our hands won’t slip into the blade once the knife is complete. There are some important steps that can’t be skipped so make sure to pay close attention. Take notes, get your forge going, whatever you have to do to get yourself ready… cause this lesson is quite detailed!
In This Video:
- Setting your guard
- Using the beveled portion of the anvil
- Heating and reheating the spike to keep it hot for optimal working
- Indexing your guard setting for precise indentation
- And more…