Make Ready to Survive: Dave Canterbury on Blacksmithing a Knife


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Runtime: 02hr, 11min




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This is the third installment in the Blacksmithing Series from Panteao’s Make Ready to Survive videos. Now that you have the blacksmithing equipment and honed your skills making basic tools, Dave Canterbury shows you how to make a fixed blade knife from a used horseshoe rasp file and some plywood. Dave walks you through material choices, annealing, shaping the blade profile, bevel hammering, final profiling, punching for the handle, normalizing, initial blade grind, heat treat, tempering, installing and shaping the scales (handles), and final grind and buff. Dave Canterbury is an experienced & skilled survivalist, having years of experience in bush crafting, outdoor self-reliance and primitive skills. He founded The Pathfinder School because of his dedication to passing on the “tribal knowledge” of outdoor self-reliance and primitive skills to anyone and everyone who wants to learn. After watching this video you will have all the info in front of you needed to make your own knife from scrap materials like an old file and some leftover scraps of plywood.


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