In the world of preppers and survivalists, knife making is a necessary skill.
The importance of having a knife is not up for debate. It’s also important that you know how to make one in case SHTF in case, in spite your greatest efforts to keep your fully equipped bug out bag or kit as close to your person as possible, luck isn’t on your side. There is always a chance you could lose your bug out bag, leaving you without many tools or weapons.
Knife Making Tutorials for Survivalists
Just like you, I’m not sure what would happen when the world will come to an end or how and when a natural disaster would take place. But I know this much: the best tool is still your very own body, along with the important survival skills you have learned so far. So as early as possible, you should learn all the survival skills that will help you stay alive and ensure or at least increase your chance of living through the ordeal.
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Top 5 Knife Making Tutorials
Hopefully you will never find yourself in a survival situation, but if you do you should always be prepared and use what you have on hand to create the survival tools you’ll need. One of the best tools to have for emergency preparedness is a survival knife. If you forget your knife, lose it or it breaks, don’t panic yet! We have compiled a list of the best knife making tutorials so you can remain prepared and make your own knife. The best part is, all the knife making supplies are materials you can easily source in a survival situation. Whether you’re living in a survival scenario or just want to learn a new hobby, knife making is a useful skill to learn. Here are our top 5 picks for best knife making tutorials.
1. Homemade Knife from a Stone
One of the best knife making supplies that’s readily available in a survival situation is stone. Learn to make your own knife from this easily sourced material in the knife making tutorial video below.
2. Homemade Knife from a Saw Blade
If you’re on a homestead, you should have a saw blade in your toolshed. Watch the video below this photo to learn how to make your own knife from this tool.
3. Homemade Knife from Pry Bar
This particular survival knife is a good choice to make if you are bugging out in your car (assuming of course that you keep a pry bar in your vehicle). My grandfather always kept one in his truck and I’ve kept one in mine since. It’s come in handy more than once. Watch the pry bar knife making tutorial video below and learn how to make one yourself.
4. Homemade Spoon Knife from an Old Car Spring
There are always mechanical odds and ends around our homestead (thanks to Emmett) so this is his next project to try with all his old gadgets. Make your own homemade knife by following along with the video below.
Owning a knife is important, but knife making skills may be even more so. When things go wrong and you lose your weapon, it would not be a problem as you already know how to make one from scratch. Whereas when you don’t have any knife making skills and you lose your knife, there is a slim chance that you will survive.
Knife making is as rewarding as it is comforting. It can take a lot of time and a lot of work, but when you finish the project, you will realize that it is worth every minute of forging or sharpening and every drop of sweat. There is a sense of pride and accomplishment that makes the new knife even more valuable. Your first knife is a symbol of a skill newly mastered and you will be able to use this ability for the rest of your life.
Have you tried making your own knife? Tell us about the experience in the comments below.