Have you ever been interested in blade forging? If you have a fascination with knives or other sharp tools and wouldn’t mind taking up a relatively time-consuming hobby, knife making might just be for you. Other than raw materials and a knowledge of how the forging process works, making a knife in your garage actually requires very few tools. In fact, most of them aren’t even expensive or hard to find. In this video, veteran knifemaker Walter Sorrells gives a brief summary on the 10 must-have tools for a beginner garage blacksmith.

You can check out the rest of his YouTube channel for tips on blade forging. It’s worth a look if you’re interested. Be warned however, making your own knives can get very expensive very quickly if you move onto the more complicated stuff. On the other hand, maybe one day you’ll sell your creations—or at least take one on a hunt with you.

Image screenshot of video by Walter Sorrells on YouTube

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