Sunday, January 22, 2012

Clay's Hobby

Clay first started collecting knives when he was 10, I think.  For the last couple of years he has saved his hard-earned money to purchase knives, and he has also received a variety of knives as gifts.

Lately, he has started making his own knives.  He found directions online for how to make a knife from a railroad spike.  Who knew?  A knife from a railroad spike?


I am not exactly sure of the knife making procedure, but I do know that it takes a good bit of time.  This is one of the reasons that Clay gets up early to complete his chores and school--so that he can get to his hobby.  I know that some of the steps involve fire and a grinder.  Clay has also constructed his own tools that he uses in his forge.


That's quite a transformation!  I think that he has shined and ground this knife even more since I took this picture.  The knife is really sharp!


What a cool hobby!


  1. Impressive! I'm sitting here with Jim, so I got him to explain it to me. Ha!

  2. Very cool! We seem to be doing alot of 'knife' talk around here. Jack is very interested, and has one. I may have to show him this! :)

  3. Wow, that's some knife! Just wanted to tell you that I love your daughter's birthday party. Especially the outfit you made for her and her doll. What a great job! Enjoy your Monday!