- Feb 4, 2017
has anyone made a knife from a farriers rasp? I know they can be junk steel or case hardened. The two that were given to me are a Nicholson and a Save Edge which I have read good things about both. It looks like the difficulty comes in getting it to harden. I have read many things about using water, motor oil, salt water etc. I have also read to not anneal it at all: just grind it as is being careful on the temps while doing so. I'd really like to make a nice camp knife for my buddy who gave them to me but don't want to put a bunch of work into it if its a bad idea. Any advice is greatly appreciated!