The more knives I handle and knifemakers I learn about, the more I think about making one myself with some help from an expert. And I know I’m not the only guy around here thinking this way, because reader Jeff O’s homemade knife (and his article “It’s Not Pretty, But It’s Mine”) won him a new FNS-9 pistol and a Benchmade Mini-Griptilian pocketknife.
Another of our readers recently took a knifemaking class and came away from the experience with a wealth of knowledge, a sore hammer-arm, and a knife all his own.
Many of us have thought about making our own knife, but how many of you have done it? Send your stories (and pictures!) to firstname.lastname@example.org.