Creative Knife-Making

You can make a knifeĀ from just about anything. All it takes is some imagination.

How many times in your ventures have you picked up an old railroad spike and brought it home? You might have a few in the shed, or even use them as decorations in the house.

I’ve picked up a few in my lifetime. But I never thought that a functional Bowie knife could be created out of one, until now.

Watch this video as a knife maker from Green Beetle transforms an old railroad spike into a Bowie knife. This is something you could do yourself.

Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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Jason Houser is an avid traditional bowhunter from Central Illinois who killed his first deer when he was nine years old. A full-time freelance writer since 2008, he has written for numerous national hunting magazines. Jason has hunted big game in 12 states with his bow, but his love will always be white-tailed deer and turkeys. He considers himself lucky to have a job he loves and a family who shares his passion for the outdoors. Jason writes full time and is on the pro staff of two archery companies; in his free time, he fishes and traps as much as possible.


  1. As a blacksmith I can say I have made a lot of spike knives in my time smithing and these knives can be a very useful camp tool they are rugged and if a smith desires to add a little carbon to the blade and tempers it correctly the hold a good edge and function well.

  2. I’m just getting into smithing and anyone that says that making a knife is symbols or easy is full of **** but I will say I love what a can make

  3. The design and rough finish works particularly well for me and as a solid one-piece knife, it’s an excellent tool and the thinner tip that you had reservations about makes it fine for smaller & finer work when you are working with the tip or narrower work or tip end when you do not have a smaller knife on hand.

    A great sheath in burnished leather with a stone on the sheath may be a nice finishing touch