Sharpening Round Knives

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 […]

Viking Horn – Drinking Horn

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

Burnishing w/Heat

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 […]

Tying your own knots

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 […]