John Worthington Portfolio
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Knife Making

Design / Personal Project

Knives are cool.

Brand myself as a knife maker, and learn how to make knives.

THE PROJECT:
Find something you are passionate about and do it. I chose to find a mentor to teach me how to make knives by hand.

 

 

Bandit Knife Co.

My wife calls me Bandit, and I think raccoons are a very resourceful, curious and intelligent animal.

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Puukko

Finnish utility knife, made with High Carbon 1095 steel, brass and Wormy Chestnut for the handle.

 

 

Scandi Drop Point

Traditional drop point knife, made with High Carbon 1095 steel, vulcanized fiber for liner, and Bocote wood for the handle.

 

 

Convex Drop Point

Traditional drop point hunter knife with convex grind, made with High Carbon 1095 steel, vulcanized fiber for liner, and Wenge wood for the handle.

 

 

The Workshop

I was fortunate enough to get into contact with a local knife maker, Brent Stubblefield, Owner of Join or Die Knives, and have him teach me the traditional craft of knife making.

 

 

The Process

Turns out, there are a lot of steps that go into making a knife.

Knife Apprentice / John Worthington
Knife Mentor / Brent Stubblefield, Join or Die Knives