File to Knife Conversion

June 2015 ยท 1 minute read

To learn some of the basics of metallurgy and have an understanding of what goes into some of our most basic tools I built a knife out of a discarded file.

Good quality files are made from high carbon steel which can be annealed (softened) so that it can be worked into a new shape and then hardened to produce a pretty high quality knife.

I mostly followed the excellent video series by Walter Sorrells but with a modified design.