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The American Bladesmith Society

Knife Steel Nerds

Louisiana Custom Knifemakers Association


(Below are Amazon affiliate links to products that I get a small fee at no extra cost to the buyer)


Red Label Abrasives 2 X 72 Inch 36 Grit EdgeCore Ceramic Grinding Belts, 6 Pack
Red Label Abrasives 2 X 72 Inch 120 Grit Metal Grinding Ceramic Belts, 6 Pack
3M Trizact 2 X 72 Inch Sanding Belts A30 (P800), A16 (P1200), A6 (P2500) Grit, 3 Pack Assortment
Scotch-Brite Surface Conditioning Belt
Abrasive Cleaning Eraser Stick
Dura-Gold Premium 400 Grit sandpaper roll
Dura-Gold Premium 600 Grit sandpaper roll

Tools and Material:

File Guide with Carbide Surface
DEWALT Angle Grinder, 4-1/2 -Inch
DEWALT Grinding Wheel, 4-1/2-Inch x 1/4-Inch
DEWALT Cutoff wheel 4-1/2-Inch, 5-Pack
DEWALT 6-Inch by 2-Inch Metal Grinding Wheel
LENOX Tools Portable Band Saw Blades, 44-7/8" x 1/2" x .020", 18 TPI, 5-Pack
WEN 4-by-6-Inch horizontal Band Saw with Stand
BOSCH 64-1/2-Inch Metal Bandsaw Blade for horizontal bandsaws
WEN 10-Inch 5-Speed Benchtop Drill Press
JET 17-Inch Drill Press
Wood Lathe
1/8" Carbide end mill
3/16" Carbide end mill
1/4" Carbide end mill
5/16" Carbide end mill
Carbide Burs 1/4" shank
Carbide Burs 1/8" shank
Flexible Shaft Rotary tool
Needle Files
Standard File Set
Digital Caliper
123 Blocks
Parallel Bars
Magnetic Angle Finder
Vise for mounting aluminum cooling plates
1" Aluminum Plate
Needle Files

Forge and Forging Supplies:

Ferric Chloride Etchant
Parks 50 Quench Oil
AAA Quench Oil
Kao Wool
Rigidizer for Kao Wool
Satanite Refractory
ITC-100HT Reflection Refractory
Knife Forging Tongs
2 lb Cross Peen Hammer
Hardness Testing Files
Propane Torch

Forge Press:
Prince 4 Way Control Valve
4000 PSI pressure guage
1/2" to 7/8" motor to pump coupling
1 1/2" to 1" stainless bushing
5hp Electric Motor
16 GPM Hydraulic Pump

Leather and kydex tools:
8-9 oz. vegetable tanned double shoulder leather
Fiebings leather colors dye
26 piece leather stamping tool set
Stitch groover
Leather stitch hole spacer set
Artificial deer sinew
Large eye leather hand sewing needles
Fiebings Leather Cement
Arbor Press
Kydex .80 thick
Kydex Sheath Making Foam

Reading and Instruction:
Knife Engineering by Dr. Larrin Thomas

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