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Knifemaking 101: How to Make Mokume

Mokume (or mokume-gane) is made by layering different metals into a stack and then forging the stack into a billet. It's similar to damascus.
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11 Tips For Starting a Knife Shop at Home

Start making knives at home in your garage or shop with these 11 tips from a HEPK master smith.
Lin Rhea knifemaker

Knife Design 101: What are Line and Flow?

Good line and flow are at the core of knife design.
How to start making knives

How Much Money Do You Need to Start Making Knives?

How much is the initial investment for a path toward a knifemaking career? Get answers here.
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Tips For Making A Hidden-Tang Knife

It's not as hard as it seems! Here's how to attach the handle to a hidden-tang knife.
How to Create Pearl Inlays on Knife Handles

Knifemaking: How to Do Pearl Inlays

Here's how to create pearl inlays in knife handles, with step-by-step instruction from ABS master smith Wally Hayes.
Japanese Style Knife Handle Wrap

Photos: How to Wrap a Japanese-Style Handle

ABS master smith Wally Hayes details each step in this photo series. This demonstration wraps over a ray skin handle.