Somewhere below sawzall blades are mentioned, and Milwaukee "Torch" blades in particular. I have made 5 or 6 carving knives from these, and they hold an edge very well. I ground them out paying particular attention to cooling, and none whatsoever to where the "tooth edge" was. They cut soft carving wood almost as well as commercial knives, and would probably cut just as well if I were better at sharpening.as my "spare time" keeps getting extended, I will be undertaking my next
project of making some carving knives. (then I will learn how to carve).
I see on 99% of the YT videos, they are all about just "making" the knives
out of a saw blade with no heat treatment or tempering. there are no
followup videos of how well they hold up under different carving projects.
what do YOU do, if anything, to the blades before putting them in handles ??
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I made this one last week - no heat treatment - just fabricated cold steel.