Bushcraft 9" Carbon Steel Knife Kit - Level 1 Build Along Kit
We called this a Bushcraft Build Along kit because it needed a name and everyone seems to want a Bushcraft knife so we called it that. We call it a build along kit because knife forum member contacted us and asked us to create one for a build along there.
This kit is designed for the beginning knifemaker that has the minimal amount of tools. The kit has a piece of annealed high carbon 1080/1084 steel you will shape and heat treat. I have included some basic heat treat instructions. It's just not that hard to heat treat this steel so don't worry about that part of it. We have also included some handle material, glue and pin material to help hold the handle material in place. Finally, we have included some leather, thread and leather sewing needles so you can make a pouch style sheath with a belt loop.
This kit is perfect for a group of people that want to build along with an experienced knife maker. Boy Scouts, craft groups, retired guys that have worn out their welcome wandering around the house, knife forum members or guys that just want to get their feet wet and give knife making a try. In a build along, every one purchases their own kit and then follows along on a forum or youtube or both. Everyone benefits if they post pictures of their builds right along with the build leader. We will post some links here after we get some build along's completed so anyone can get a kit and follow the build along pictures and tutorials.
Making a knife is not magic or hard. This kit will really make it easy for anyone to get into knife making. With the contents of this kit, you will have a fun weekend project and end up with a high carbon knife and sheath that will get you started in a great new hobby.
- 1qty .125/.140" x 1.5" x 9" 1080/1084 Annealed Carbon Steel
- 1pair 3/16" x 1.5" x 6" Black Canvas Scales
- 1qty 3/32" HSS Screw Machine Length Drill Bit
- 1qty 8/9oz 6" x 12" Vegetable Tanned Leather
- 1qty 3/32"x 6" 416 Stainless Pin Stock
- 1qty 3pk Leather Sewing Needles
- 1qty Gorilla Glue Twin Dispenser Tube of 2 Part Epoxy