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Tutorial: How to make a Nordic knife

1. Put some tape on the blade to protect it. Plan out all the
surfaces as good as possible. Cut the tang in case you don´t want to
rivet it.


2. Draw a modell of the handle, from above and side, on a piece of
stiff paper. Transfer the modell on the wooden block.
Suitable measures are
length: 85-115mm width (middle): 25mm width (front): 16mm
height: depends on the form, try to adapt the form with the blade.
This is what makes knifemaking so interesting!


3. Drill (drill size 3mm) three holes into the wooden block. Use holesaw
and rasp to get a rectangular hole. The hole in the frontier part
of the handle is most important.


4. When the blade fits the handle then glue with epoxy adhesive. Press hard with
fixture or screw clamp.

5. Saw close to the marks on the wooden block with a bandsaw or a scroll saw.
Start from above and then saw from the side. Use a rasp to form the handle in
rough outline. Don`t press too hard, you may break the blade.

6. Make the last grind and forming by hand or use the qvickroll
with grain size, for example, 80-180-500-1000.

7. The finish can be made in several ways. Start with moistening the handle in
bets and let it dry. Grind the fibres that rises. Repeat several times.

Alternative1: varnish-terpentin (50%-50%) about 1/2 hour, let it temper several days.

Alternative2: Danish Oil thin coat several times, tempers fast. Gives a beautiful finish.

Alternative3: Use CCL Knife Handle Oil according to
instructions. Includes both oils and grain filler. The experts choice.

The reason of making the finish is to hold up the design of the handle and to
protect it from dirt and water. At same time you should have the feeling of
wood.

Thats it. Scandinavian stylish top quality knife. Why
not make one of your own? We have the materials.

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