Making bush knives from old files is a skill which goes a long way back. Here, one man in his workshop transforms the old into the new.
“When I make a bad knife it’s because I have rushed a certain step along the way. But I think when I make a good knife, a decent knife, it’s because I relish the experience of making it. I think the knife itself captures that pleasure I’ve found. That’s why I make these things.” says Jonathan Vanballenberghe
“I am not embarrassed to admit that I use belt grinders, buffing wheels, and knives like other people use massages and hot tubs: for relaxation and escape. The process of making knives is hypnotic and addictive, in a healthy way.”
5 thoughts on “Making A Bush Knife From An Old File: The Knife Bench”
Hi Paul, Thanks for this film. A great example of recycling and ending up with a tool which is exactly how you want it.
All the best to you all, Dave.
Great recycling here. Old file steel is ideal material for creating a blade with longevity and strength. I have two ‘file’ knives made by Michael Morris, and they are excellent tools. http://bit.ly/2hWbxAs
Here is his website: http://www.michaelmorrisknives.com/ – and no, I don’t own shares 😉
Thanks Stephen 🙂
Absolutely amazing. I wish i could do something like this..!! but its just as good to watch, 10/10