It is time for confessions. How many of you have thought about trying to make your own knife? After all, it’s just a piece of steel and two pieces of wood. To swipe a line from a TV commercial, “It’s so easy, even a caveman can do it.”
Normally, those thoughts are fleeting. Our motivation lasts just long enough for us to take a really good look at what’s required to start the project. Skill may be the biggest obstacle, but we also would need a grinder, buffers and a host of other specialized tools. That could be a major dollar outlay just to see if we enjoy the hobby. Still, every now and then that urge will resurface. Fortunately, there’s another option. Instead of starting full bore into knifemaking, we can purchase knives in kit form. The basic blade is supplied and you take it from there.