We have done several posts about making your own knives and other small tools over the years, but the main stumbling block preventing most folks having a go is that the tutorials usually require a blacksmiths forge to heat, shape and harden the steel.
Building, or buying a full-sized blacksmiths forge is beyond most people, however, how about building a small DIY soup can forge? I think most people interested in kife making could manage that, especially as this soup can forge is simple to make and costs very little.
Watch the video above to see how to build this simple soup can forge that is perfect for knife making. I guess if you wanted to make larger tools such as axe heads, you could just use a larger can and make a larger forge in the same manner.