Get these – for history if nothing else … http://jcturner.co.nz/the-braider-journal/
The things you learn…Strap with the green paste, 1200 grit diamond stone, 8000 grit diamond stone … soapy solvent as no oil on diamond stones… Updating: More generic uses … Reddit on some specific questions I asked – Link Seller of all styles of sharpening tools – Link Everything you need to know for […]
Knife blanks http://brisa.fi/knife-blades.html No handle required – Link Found an instructable for acid etching that looks promising…for use with knives…could be cool!
Curing your drinking horn… Super food grade stuff – Link – heat resistant which traditional methods weren’t… Top hit on google – pretty specific – Link Next hit down – much longer walk through of the process – Link
From reddit‘s rareandsundry … I’ve found most people have their own ways of doing this and I’ve cobbled mine together from a lot of different sources and what works well for me and my process (many thanks to Harry Benz though). I do 5 coats using Vernis wax, beeswax, and paraffin wax. I also use […]
Link from Anchovie Paste I’m no master leatherworker, but I am a carpenter and wood carver. Whenever someone asks about cutting technique, the first bit of advice will always be “let the blade do the work” . The more you press, the more muscles in your wrist and forearm will twitch. It should be a gentle draw, […]
Turk’s Head knots & Pine Apple knots: I recommend reading both step 1 & 2 before working, then actually starting your first turks head knot. Use rope the first few times. Both sites teach you the 5×4 turks head knot. I can’t recommend Knots by Grog enough! More advanced walk through’s at instructables. There are also […]