Make Your Own Japanese Kitchen Knife

Spend hundreds of dollars on a high-end kitchen knife…or make one of your own for a fraction of the price. This project is a moderate challenge for a novice and an easy weekend project for a DIYer/hobbyist.


Our Tip: Use a specialized adhesive such as a multi-purpose polyurethane glue or two-part epoxy to properly bond wood to other materials. 

Most woodworkers enjoy a very sharp cutting edge. That principle applies as much to kitchen knives as it does to hand tools. Follow these 12 easy steps to make a well-balanced, one-of-a-kind, wood-handled kitchen knife.

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