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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This page is no longer being updated.
See Knife Patterns IV for the latest patterns.





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

















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DH38 Slender Drop Point

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


















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CP13 - Long Clip Point

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




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DH36 Drop Point Hunter

drop point hunter template
















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DH35 Drop-Point Full Flat

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
















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FK1 Filleting Knife

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

















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CP12 - Clip Point  Inspired by Lloyd Harding's Collection

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
















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TP1 (Trailing Point)

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

















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CP11 - Clip Point


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
















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DS4 Skinner (Skeleton)

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


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DH34 - Drop Point 
 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-Xd1JuWmc0M0lxMW8/edit?usp=sharing
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CP10 - Clip Point
 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-XWGdvQWdqbGhxTUk/edit?usp=sharing
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 KN6 - Chef's Knife
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6FhjkYELD-Xb3Z3SnBOYWhyd00/edit?usp=sharing




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



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



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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


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





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DH31 - 'Slim Skinner'

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
















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DH30 - 'Gentleman's'

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

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DH29 - Drop Point

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

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DH28 - Drop Point


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

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DH27 - Drop Point

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

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DH25 Drop Point

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




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
















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DH23 - Drop Point

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
















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
















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DH21 - Drop Point


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
















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DS1 - Drop Point Skinner

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

















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DH20 Drop Point


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

















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DH19 Drop Point


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
















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More patterns here: Knife Patterns III

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

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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.










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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:

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

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

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    1. 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

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

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    3. Grand, grand merci. J'espère devenir comme toi

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

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

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

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    1. And/or a British pattern Golok.

      A great resource, thanks!

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

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

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

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

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    1. 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?

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    2. 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.

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

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    1. 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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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...

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    1. 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.

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  12. 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) :)

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

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

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  14. do you have plans for a cut throat blade

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  15. 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.

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    1. Thank your kind words! Happy holidays.

      Dan

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