The Edge On Knife Making
Join master bladesmith Will Stelter as he gives a firsthand look into the ancient art of knife making.
Episode 1: Getting the Edge
Welcome to knife making. Get to know Will and what it takes to master knife making.
Episode 2: Tools
Will Stelter breaks down all the tools you needed to make a world class knife.
Episode 3: Materials
The right materials make all the difference between average and amazing.
Episode 4: Design
Will talks about the importance of design and how it relates to the materials being used. Evan Temple joins Will as a novice knife maker.
Episode 5: Stock Removal vs Forging
Will addresses the hot topic of Stock Removal vs Forging and the benefits of each. Evan continues work on his first knife.
Episode 6: Heat Treatment
Taking your knife from a softened state to a hardened steel. Will helps to take the guess workout of the heat treating process.
Episode 7: Knife Grinding
Now that the blanks are heat treated, it’s time to move into the grinding room to grind in the bevels of the knife.
Episode 8: The Handle
With our knife almost ready to go, it's time to work on the handle. Will chooses a natural canvas micarta and shows us how to get it ready to attach to our blade.
Episode 9: The Secondary Bevel
Will shows us how to add a secondary bevel to the cutting edge of our knife. With many sharpening options available, we see how a trusted belt sander gets the job done.
Episode 10: Intro To Forging
Now that we have a complete knife, Will talks about forging as the next level of knife making.