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Ever since I made my first ninja throwing star in metal shop class, I’ve always wanted to make my own knife. But I was put off by the notion of having to acquire the furnace, anvil, leather apron, and handlebar mustache requisite for forging a proper tempered blade. So, instead I decided to make a utility knife by cutting out a pattern from a circular saw blade, using my Dremel Rotary Tool.

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Materials:

7″ steel circular saw blade new, or recycle an old one
Dremel Rotary Tool with metal cut-off wheel, grinding stone, wire brush, polishing wheel and polishing compound
Drill and 3/16″ drill bit
Cardboard and pencil to draw a pattern
Permanent marker
Scissors
Small metal file
Clamps
Safety goggles
Paracord (4′) and plastic cord ends I got both from countycomm.com

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  1. richardpenson says:

    Looks a lot like the way this one was made:
    http://www.instructables.com/id/My-First-Knife/

    1. John Park says:

      Cool, I hadn’t seen that one, but I should make it clear that the idea of using saw blades for knife blanks is an old one, not my own! Old files are pretty great, too.