Watch: How to Make a Machete Without Power Tools
Russ Chastain 09.23.16
This video begins with an explanation of why it’s being made. For one, it’s to help educate preppers and survivalists (or just folks who live way out in the boondocks) on how they can make a large knife without electricity. And for another, it’s to demonstrate that you don’t need a bunch of expensive machines in order to make a knife.
It’s not a short video. You’ve got almost 23 minutes of instruction if you watch the whole thing. But it’s good info, and you can always skip ahead if you like.
Everything is covered, from designing and shaping the blade and handles, beveling the cutting edge, heat treatment, to making, installing, and finishing the handle.