These are two examples of the hand-forged file knives made by Jack, the founder and chief knife maker over at Rustic Road Australia.

Files As Knife Blades

Although it may seem odd at first to make knives from old files it actually makes a lot of sense, the steel used for making files is incredibly hard and strong – they’re designed for years of hard use in workshops, sheds, and garages after all.

Hand Forged File Knife By Rustic Road Australia 4

Image DescriptionYou can clearly see the serrated teeth running down the length of the blade, each of these knives were made by repurposing old files.

Jack explains that both of these knives were made from old carbon steel files – you can still see the serrated teeth running down the side of the blade.

Each of these knives is made by hand in rural Victoria, a state in south eastern Australia known for its forests, mountain ranges, and expansive farmlands.

Red Gum Wood

These knives have wooden handles made from red gum, a native Australian tree and a member of the eucalyptus family.

Hand Forged File Knife By Rustic Road Australia 2

Image DescriptionThese knives are able to carry a razor sharp edge, as a result each one comes with a custom fitted kydex sheath for safety.

Red gums were so named for their red colored wood that is naturally resistant to rot – as a result it’s been used for everything from railway sleepers and fence posts to fine furniture and ornately carved wooden sculptures.

At the time of writing there are two knives left in this series, if you’d like to buy one you can click the red button to visit the storefront on Etsy, each will come with a custom fitted kydex sheath.

Visit The Store

Hand Forged File Knife By Rustic Road Australia 5 Hand Forged File Knife By Rustic Road Australia 3 Hand Forged File Knife By Rustic Road Australia

Published by Ben Branch -