Wooden Knife

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Project by Fchilly posted 12-04-2018 08:23 PM 1179 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Here is a koa wood knife for my 10 y/o nephew. My brother inlaw (travis) and his son (carter) came to visit and we decided to work on something together. Carter really wanted a pirate knife, so he picked a photo online and a chunk of wood and we went to town.

We scaled the photo to the desired size then printed, cut the outline out on paper, traced it on our prepared koa blank, then shaped it using the: bandsaw, router, belt sander, strip sander, spindle sander, rasps, files, and sand paper.

This is a single piece and he loved it!

-- Fchilly

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#1 posted 12-04-2018 10:10 PM

Beautiful and functional. Careful careful… there are famous Japanese swordsmen who were never defeated in battle and never used anything but a wooden sword!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#2 posted 12-05-2018 12:54 AM

It looks like a good project for your nephew!
However, just because it’s a wooden knife doesn’t mean it is 100% safe.

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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#3 posted 12-05-2018 01:35 AM

Cool knife. Nice project for you guys and hope he respects the knife.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 12-05-2018 04:39 AM

Nice Project & Well Done!

Rick S.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 12-08-2018 08:43 AM

Thanks you guys! I forgot to mention the size of this. Its about 6 inches long.


I’ll be on the lookout for these Japanese masters, that is very impressive!

-- Fchilly

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