I would like to make a nice wooden handle for a knife, but I do not have the means of cutting out a blade shape from scratch.

Where are some places I could look, or some search terms for a knife blade without a handle? I am not asking for people to shop for me - that is against the rules - I am, however, looking for some search terms or formal names for this type of item.

It doesn't make a difference if the blade is sharp or not because I am going to resharpen it once I make and mount a handle.

  • This would have made more sense to ask in the chat room. It looks like a shopping question that you're trying to rephrase as something else. – BMitch Jan 3 '13 at 16:27
  • I agree, shopping question, but since it's here, look at Lee Valley (I'm just a customer) leevalley.com/en/wood/… – Kate Gregory Jan 3 '13 at 16:30

Try searching for "knife blade blanks" which seems to turn up quite a few full tang blandes without scales.

  • That's exactly what I was looking for. I don't know how it is off topic! – Sponge Bob Jan 4 '13 at 3:00

Some people have been known to grind a knife blade using a file as a starting place. The file is a hard steel item that if ground without over heating could lead to a nice knife blade. enter image description here


Go to a used tool store/salvation army/junk store, and buy a knife you like the blade of. Remove the handle and have fun regrinding the blade.

Cheap and easy!

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