DIY Knife from a hex wrench

This is a pic I found from the web. I forgot to take a original before I decided to document this but that’s pretty much how it looked before I grind it up.


Sharpened one side with a filer


Sharpened with stone and buffed with polishing wheel and paste (not shown)


Pre-drilled holes for handle and lanyard hole
and outlined wood for handle

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2 thoughts on “DIY Knife from a hex wrench

  • March 23, 2013 at 8:24 pm
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    Nice job on the knife !
    How hard is the steel? I keep picturing the generic wrenches that come with bikes to assemble.
    Where can you find them? Thanks, IAC.

  • March 24, 2013 at 9:41 pm
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    Thanks. I am not sure how hard the steel is but its good enough to hold the edge. This wrench came with my Ryobi Sliding Compound Miter Saw TSS100L. I did some looking up and this model is 089100113808. Ryobi has a parts store selling a replacement part for $2.40. Not sure how much shipping is though. Good luck!

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