Green Beetle’s Steve Calvert forges knives from a WWII tank-tread pin and metal shaving Damascus

Steve Calvert of Green Beetle Gear makes some amazing knives from reclaimed materials. He also makes amazing videos documenting the process. We have featured many of these here on TTAK, but it has been a while since we have done so. Steve has also been a participant in our 5 from the Grinder series, and you can check it out here.

Cool stuff. I really like how Steve takes the extra step of adding extra carbon to steel that would have otherwise been sub-optimal for use (carburization). Many smiths would just concede to making a soft knife, or not use a piece of steel with such a cool background.

Check out the Green Beetle YouTube channel for more videos, or visit Green Beetle Gear’s website to purchase knives and other outdoor gear.

 

comments

  1. Jason says:

    Nicely done great video.

  2. stuartb says:

    Mesmerising stuff. He has such a cool, level tone and never seems bothered when it all goes south. Me, I’d go full expletive on it; zero patience and a touch of tourettes I’m told

  3. cmeat says:

    i think i noticed a calvert reference in taylor’s kit list out in the south african airlines post on ttag.

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Green Beetle’s Steve Calvert forges knives from a WWII tank-tread pin and metal shaving Damascus

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