DVD - SlipJoints with Luke Swenson

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Luke Swenson is a traditional style folder maker out of Lakehills, Texas and has always been a knife guy. When he was eight, his older brother made him his first knife out of an old broken '" broom handle, and it was like Excalibur to Luke. In 2002, Luke saw a book that would change his life, "Make the Knife You Carry". He started out making fixed blades but eventually found his way to Bill Ruple's shop and to his true knifemaking passion which is making traditional slipjoints, multi-blade folders, and lock backs.

In this video, Luke demonstrates how he makes a traditional single blade Trapper.

This is a two DVD set, and it contains the following chapters:


  • Introduction Patterns and Parts
  • Blade and Spring Fit Up
  • Grinding the Blade
  • Liners and Bolsters


  • Profiling the Knife
  • Miscellaneous Adjustments
  • Adding Handle Material
  • Relieving the Liners
  • Pinning the Scales
  • Adjustments and Cleanup
  • Final Assembly

PLEASE NOTE: This DVD set does not cover some of the embellish-ments that you will see on the finished knife.These include the shield inlay, fileworked liners, and fluted bolsters. Those topics are covered in the video "Slipjoint Embellishments"

Total Run Time: 3 hours 16 minutes.