How To Make a Fighting Dagger Out of an Old Steel File

Today we’re making a fighting dagger with a stacked leather handle. This one borrows from many different styles and the inspiration is drawn largely from several daggers made by Boker in Germany and the Fairbairn-Sykes fighting dagger variants.

Thanks for watching and enjoy!

Some of the tools and supplies BackyardBowyer used:

For the little makeshift forge/heating station:
A Propane Weed Burner/Ice Melting Torch similar to this one –
Soft Fire Bricks –

1/2″ wide, 1/8″ thick brass bar for guard and butt plate –


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