Knife Patterns II

Please see the original Knife Patterns page for more templates and a brief tutorial on making a pattern.

These are not to be considered perfect templates, but rather a starting point for you to tweak the curves and shape. Print the PDF and glue the selected size on to a piece of thin plywood, polycarbonate or other easy to work material. Ideally you will make a few different sizes and one of them will fit your piece of steel.

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These are FREE to use. Free as in Beer. If you do use them, I'd appreciate if you sent me a note or a pic of the finished knife; that would be awesome!
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Please 
Note: Save the PDF or open in Acrobat first before printing. Printing directly from your browser's preview as this can distort the dimensions. 
More knife patterns here:
Knife Patterns
Knife Patterns III
Knife Patterns IV
Knife Patterns V.




DH40 Drop Point
http://dcknives.com/public/downloads/DH40 Template - DanCom-2014.pdf





















DH38 Slender Drop Point

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XNWpKcWlqMG1tMHc/edit?usp=sharing




















CP13 - Long Clip Point

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XVk5aQXJnV01ORlk/edit?usp=sharing





















DH36 Drop Point Hunter

drop point hunter template





















DH35 Drop-Point Full Flat

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XYmh1NW5yRlZ4SGs/edit?usp=sharing






















FK1 Filleting Knife

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XekgyU2hqT0l0cW8/edit?usp=sharing





















CP12 - Clip Point  Inspired by Lloyd Harding's Collection

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XSmV6MERaZ1ZfcDQ/edit?usp=sharing




















TP1 (Trailing Point)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XRmh0cklzNUh1Z0U/edit?usp=sharing





















CP11 - Clip Point


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-Xb01YWjVMaUZVVFE/edit?usp=sharing





















DS4 Skinner (Skeleton)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XR0dlMzhITTktT0U/edit?usp=sharing




DH34 - Drop Point 
 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-Xd1JuWmc0M0lxMW8/edit?usp=sharing


CP10 - Clip Point
 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XWGdvQWdqbGhxTUk/edit?usp=sharing


 KN6 - Chef's Knife
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-Xb3Z3SnBOYWhyd00/edit?usp=sharing






















 CP9 - Clip-Point Hunter w/Bolster
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XSDl3NVVQXzlDVDA/edit?usp=sharing






















 DS3 Skinner
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-Xc0Z5YnNiRDZLZ3M/edit?usp=sharing






















DH33 Hunter

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XMXNhbkpEMk1FR0U/edit?usp=sharing

KN5 Kitchen Knife (Chef's knife) 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XbVNISnJJNk04UTQ/edit?usp=sharing





















 Nessmuk w/Scandi Grind
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XUFhNV3dhOGpuTWs/edit?usp=sharing





















DH31 - 'Slim Skinner'

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XdEhER2d1QlhFOE0/edit?usp=sharing





















DH30 - 'Gentleman's'

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XVXlSZlVoYU1aYWs/edit?usp=sharing



DH29 - Drop Point

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XelgzbXNiUlY4cXM/edit?usp=sharing



DH28 - Drop Point


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XX3R3cnFQVzBLTTA/edit?usp=sharing




DH27 - Drop Point

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XRElUZHQ5ZGltd2s/edit?usp=sharing



DH25 Drop Point

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XVHpGWjZBcWdvcEU/edit?usp=sharing





















DH24 - Drop Point
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XUHRJZE9MOUg4UWM/edit?usp=sharing





















DH23 - Drop Point

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XSTd2VHdaNFlpX1k/edit?usp=sharing




















TT1 - Tanto
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XTU82aktLRy1fMG8/edit?usp=sharing





















DH21 - Drop Point


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XUTdabk5TNkd0X0U/edit?usp=sharing





















DS1 - Drop Point Skinner

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XVmdWVzFUbVlaMWM/edit?usp=sharing





















DH20 Drop Point


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XZDFIZWVaZFJJd2s/edit?usp=sharing
























DH19 Drop Point


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-Xbm5DUmowVC16TVU/edit?usp=sharing




















More knife patterns here:
Knife Patterns
Knife Patterns III
Knife Patterns IV
Knife Patterns V.

Please see the first Knife Patterns page for more templates and a brief tutorial on making a pattern.



Take a look at what Falco, Lars & Sten did with a DH12 pattern. They swept the blade a little and it finished up really well for their second knife! Thanks for sending the photos guys.













These photos are from Albert-Curtis who has made some impressive knives with variations to DH13 and DH15. And some very sharp looking leatherwork too!






30 comments:

רועי שמיר said...

thank you for the templates, will you make a nessmuk template?

DanCom said...

I have a nessmuk. I will PDF and upload soon. Thank you for the suggestion.

רועי שמיר said...

no need to thank me, i'm about to get my belt sander soon, i'm at the test season in my school so I hope I will get to make some knives and that one of them will be one of those templates.
be sure that I will send you photos of it.

roy

DanCom said...

Good luck Roy. I have another nessmuk with a flat grind that I still need to PDF. Coming soon.

Doc Trooper said...

Hi, can you upload on an Rat 5 template ? Thanks in advance

Gatos de Butinas said...

Can I make a sugestion for a template? Make a Kukri. Nice balance for heavy use.

W T said...

Thank you very much for the patterns! You are a giving spirit.
God bless.

Alex Walton said...

And/or a British pattern Golok.

A great resource, thanks!

Cybsoft1 said...

When i click on the CP9 picture, it links to the DS3 template ;)

DanCom said...

Thanks for the head's up. I fixed the link now.
:-)

Sola Gratia said...

I have .026 titanium stock. Do you have any suggestions for a simple knife that would work well with this stock?

Sola Gratia said...

FWIW, I have several species of exotic wood that would work well for the scales. Also, this is going to be something I am going to sell, so mass appeal is important. I was thinking maybe a drop point skinner?

DanCom said...

The 0.026 is incredibly thin for most knives. 0.020" is close to the thickness of the primary bevel before I put the cutting edge one, half the thickness of a dime or so. Perhaps a scalpel or very thin filleting knife.

Sola Gratia said...

Thanks for responding. I also have some stainless that's a bit thicker, .045 or so. Any suggestions for that?

DanCom said...

Hi Sola,

The thinnest steel I have used is 0.0625" which was for a filleting knife.

Most cutlery steels come in
1/16" (0.625")
3/32" (0.094")
1/8" (0.125")
5/32" (0.156") and so on. 1/16" being the thinnest generally available in plain high carbon or stainless steels. Thinner steel can be easy to warp in the heat treatment process.

I can't say for sure, but 0.45" stainless is probably low carbon steel and won't harden properly. The steel is so very critical to the knife and all the effort you put into it may be wasted by using the wrong type of steel, I'd suggest buying a small length of 1080, 1084 or O1 steel in 1/8" thickness. With this you can make a really good, durable knife that will last a lifetime.

All the best,
Dan

Sola Gratia said...

Thanks Dan. I was hoping to make something I could sell to help pay for these materials (which I got at an estate sale of a pen maker). Just out of curiosity, does titanium need to be heat treated?

Thanks,

Kurt

Robbin van Oijen said...

Thnx for the patterns!
i made a neckknife version of the ds1 skinner.
Made from O2 tool steel with azobe handle and copper inserts.
it is my second attempt on knife making and not perfect but with simple tools it was a lot of fun to make and i'm pretty pleased with the result. i can send you some pictures if you want...

DanCom said...

Thanks for the comments. If you'd like to send a photo or two I am posting some images in the Gallery of Submitted Photos page. There is an email link at the top of this page.

Alex Zaderey said...
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Alex Zaderey said...

Many thanks for your work! I used the drawing Dh29. I'm going to use your drawings in their work further. I do not know English very well - could not find how to send you a photo of the knife .... It is a pity .... In any case - do not stop doing it very useful thing! )))) (Thanks to Google translator) :)

DanCom said...

Thanks for your kind words Alex! There is a link on this page near the top that says "send me your knife pics!"

Unknown said...

would you happen to have a gut hook template? thanks!

Unknown said...

do you have plans for a cut throat blade

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Hamza Spike said...

Grand, grand merci. J'espère devenir comme toi

DanCom said...

:-)

Jan Otto said...

Thank you!! 😊👍

Joe Tharp said...

hi, great designs but could you make a trailing point template?

Unknown said...

As a noob to knife making world I greatly appreciate all your efforts. As soon as I get my first line of projects I will get some picts sent. Thanks again.

D. Comeau said...

Thank your kind words! Happy holidays.

Dan