Knife Specifications and Examples

To wrap up the How to Make Your First Knife Course, here are knife specifications and examples:

  • 8-1/4 inches long
  • 4 inch long blade, 1 inch at its widest point
  • 3/16-inch blade thickness
  • 5/8-inch thick oak handle
  • 20-degree edge bevel – Scandinavian grind

How to Make Your First Knife

Here are a couple more examples of other simple knives for inspiration.

Lacewood Handle Bushcraft Knife

Lacewood Handle Knife

This knife and the one that follows were a collaboration with a firefighter friend of mine from Kingston, NY.

I created the blades and left them with him during a visit in 2019.

Through his father-in-law, who is a fine woodworker, he has access to scraps of exotic woods.

He used brass pins and clear epoxy to attach the handle to the blade steel.

Dark Wood Handle Bushcraft Knife

Dark Wood Handle Knife

Here’s another option in a darker wood finish. An additional hole was added to the knife for a parachute cord lanyard.