Knife 37 – Utility/EDC – With File Work

  • Blade 3 3/8”
  • Overall Length 7 5/8”

A small utility knife made from a file. I made this knife to try filing on the spline.

  • I marked the plunge line and the handle so I would know where it was.
  • I started by grinding off the file serrations.
  • I figured while I was at the grinder I might as well put the bevel on.
  • Then I sanded the spline to 400 grit
  • Then I added layout blue to the spline
  • I marked the starting point
  • I marked the center line
  • I marked line 3/8” apart
  • Then I cut every other line one alternating sides with a 7/32” chainsaw file cutting at 45 degrees. I cut to the center line.
  • The I cut a line at 45 degrees on each side with a small triangle file.

The Mistake. Try to make sure the scales do not end up in the middle of a cut out like I did.

Knife 37 - Utility/EDC - With File Work
Knife 37 - Utility/EDC - With File Work
Knife 37 - Utility/EDC - With File Work
Knife 37 - Utility/EDC - With File Work
The Mistake. I should have made sure the scales did not end up in the middle of a cut out like this.
Knife 37 - Utility/EDC - With File Work
Knife 37 - Utility/EDC - With File Work
Knife 37 - Utility/EDC - With File Work
Knife 37 - Utility/EDC - With File Work

See: Knife 55 Seax – Vine Filing-laminated scales and Knife 54 Hunter EDC from a file – Blade Filing for more filing details.


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