Making Hidden Tang Knives
by Heinrich Schmidbauer & Hans Joachim Wieland

150 x 230mm

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA


ISBN 978-0-7643-4014-7

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Extract from back cover of book:

This beginner-level, how-to guide explains step by step how to make a fixed-blade hidden tang knife and a matching leather scabbard. Used by hunters and fishermen the world over, hidden tang knives have tangs that are completely hidden by the handle material, which makes for a more comfortable grip on the knife. Knifemakers will find the 200+ photos and diagrams, the tools and materials lists, and the detailed instructions perfectly suited to creating this knife. The guide requires minimal power tools and equipment and also provides knifemakers with an understanding of various types of steels and handle materials for subsequent knife projects. The section on tools and steps necessary for making a sheathround out this guide.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial & Metric


A Few Words Up Front


The Tools

The Materials
- Blade Steels
- Handle Materials

The Blade

Etching and Finishing the Blade

The Handle

The Sheath

List of Suppliers