Metal knives are important in all aboriginal communities.   Blanks of annealed (soft) carbon steel can be made into beautiful skinning knives using basic hand tools and sandpaper.  The final steps of hardening and tempering require a kiln with a temperature gage.  For smaller knives, propane tanks can be used to harden and temper the steel, avoiding the use of a kiln.
John Jamieson
Danny Kavik, Chris Meeko

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