My first foray into the world of knife making did not turn out the way I pictured, but it was fun nonetheless. These two knives started life as a lowly old, and abused lawn mower blade. The first one I made was the larger, and the only tools I used were a grinder and a file. The tanto was the first knife I made with a small belt sander, and these thing definitely have a large learning curve. Already the knifes I am working on now are coming out a bit more refined. From an old mower blade to two useable knives; I am having a blast.