A Modern Guide to Knife Making
There’s something special about using a knife you’ve built with your own hands. If anybody is qualified to appreciate this truth, it’s Laura Zerra. Best known for her appearance on Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid survival challenge, she has spent 82 days in the wilderness relying solely on a knife of her own design and construction. What’s more, Laura has worked as a butcher, a taxidermist and a farrier, so she knows what it takes for a knife to cut it in the most demanding settings. In this 160-page book, she shares everything she’s learned about building an EDC all your own, from designing your dream knife to forging the blade, crafting the handle and sheath, and sharpening to maintain a keen edge. Throughout, Zerra has woven in pro tips from some of the world’s leading knifemakers, including Ken Onion, Kaila Cumings and Mike Jones. Now the only question is what kind of knife will you make?
- All the instruction and techniques to craft a knife unique to your needs
- Detailed guidance for every step in the knifemaking process, from design to shaping and tempering your blade in your own home-built forge
- Includes instructions for making a handle and sheath
- Sharpening advice for maintaining a keen edge on your handmade knife
- Flexibound; 160 pages
- 10¼"H x 8¾"W