Watch: Making a Knife Out of 2,200 Fish Hooks

   05.31.16

Watch: Making a Knife Out of 2,200 Fish Hooks

So you have a couple thousand fish hooks, and you want to make a knife? No sweat. This guy will show you how.

In reality, this fellow appears to be a knife maker working in a small home shop, and he decided to make a knife using a canister damascus method.

If you’re wondering what canister damascus is, you haven’t been watching enough of the TV show Forged in Fire. In that case, it’s like this: Steel objects are placed into a container, along with powdered steel to fill any gaps between the objects. Then the container (or canister) is heated and hammered to forge-weld the steel inside the canister.

This turns the contents of the canister into one solid piece of steel.

Then, the canister is removed and the resulting steel bar is turned into a knife.

It’s pretty wonderful, if you ask me.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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