Knife forging: Bearing Roller Knife ADVOKO
Knife forging: Bearing Roller Knife ADVOKO

in this video I will show you how to
make this birch handle knife from a ball bearing roller still great sh x 15 both
front and rear bolsters are made of stainless steel there is a bakelite
spacer in the front bolster I generally try to share videos with only original
and novel content in this video all the metalworking techniques I’m using to
make this knife are traditional however you’ll see two metal birch handle making
methods that they came up with these were my first baby steps in metalworking
back in 2015 hammering and shaping the knives blade
is quite simple I shaped the ball bearings roller into a square cone and
then hammered it into the knives blade the roller didn’t have a lot of material
so I had to extend the blades hidden tank with regular steel to normalize the
blade I disconnected the torch and left the blade in the Forge to slowly bring
its temperature down to quench the blade I submerge it into a preheated oil with
its cutting edge this way the cutting edge will be harder than the rest of the
blade now it is time to check for inner cracks if the blade gives a good clear
ring it is likely free of inner cracks to shave the primary bevel I used my
modified belt sander with an extra-large table made of laminated plywood and a
simple homemade knife sharpening jig the knife sharpening jig is made of steel
angle and a piece of laminate that will increase the jig’s footprint thus
decreasing its precision admittedly the primary bevels on this first knife are
not ideal my next life turned out much better once we are done with the primary
bevels we can do finishing touches with the blades tank and weld a threaded pin
to it I will lay out the cut lines on the blade and will use my homemade
grinder jig safety disclosure I don’t recommend using this jig like I’m using
it in this video because it is not a safe practice please use your own
judgment and discretion the threaded pin will help us with the birch handle
making ok we’re done with the traditional metalworking and now I will
show you some novel techniques I came up with while making the knives handle by
using the hole saw drill bit you can cut out perfect circles with a central hole
in one step in just a few minutes you will have enough to drilled Bork circles
to make a cylindrical sandwich on the threaded pin now we need to glue
them together most people use wood glue to do it I
decided to use the glue that is already in the board that naturally connects its
layers nature’s glue is tar all you have to do is boil the board cylinder in
water to activate the tar and the Box lunder becomes monolith just like a
piece of wood I even had a hard time separating the block cylinder from the
metal washers and a pin I used to make the bark sandwich the next step is to
make the front and rear bolsters I will cut two pieces of stainless steel and a
text-align spacer as a decorative element to the front bolster I drilled
three holes in both front bolsters metal plates then enlarge the opening with a
file so that the plates fit tightly on the knife’s tank
lastly I’m at the threaded hole in the back metal bolster using it as a holding
out to assemble the handle now all we have to do is to give this handle a
desired shape I like this type of slope in shape for handle it looks good and it
has a nice grip this small knife is compact but you can pretty much do any
work with it while hiking or traveling as I said before this was my first
experience in making a knife from scratch four years ago since then I have
gained a lot of experience in making quality knives axes draw knives and
other cutting tools I have many unpublished videos on my
external hard drives I look forward to working on them and publishing them for
you I’m reminding you that I need your advice on what I should focus on first
if you like this video perhaps you could share it with your friends that good
people watch good videos PS in the next minute you will see a short demo of my
homemade carpentry tools most of them were used to build my log cabin
you can see in the background if you haven’t yet seen my other videos about
my log cabin transparent kayak plastic wrap dome fire carved furniture or other
bushcraft projects I invite you to watch them I think they would be interesting
for you this is max Igor of st. Petersburg Russia

94 thoughts on “Knife forging: Bearing Roller Knife ADVOKO”

  1. Carlos says:

    Tovaresh Gorov, why ball bearings for the blade?

  2. Skjelm says:

    I like the Idea of just using the birches tar to glue!
    How long does it take to dry the birch-handle? Did you let it dry just on air?

  3. magnusdk121 says:

    Am I tripping or have I watched this video before?

  4. Bus Huxley says:

    Yes! Thank you very much for this video, and the work that goes into it. I really enjoy any of the home style black smithing videos. And very good work with the audio on this one. I can tell the tinkering involved to make it sound as good as it does.

  5. muhammet tekin says:

    As always really good video but i think you need to edit them bit difrent. Your videos always shows the most important and intersthing parts in the first few seconds and you are not explaining when they are on video and when done general explainning you start to show them again with explainings. For me this kills the exictment from video and what to expect is too infront. Lastly you always of topic and show other projects of yours a little bit. This was not bad in first few videos but now it makes it your other videos less and less unknown. For exmaple we all know this knife and some of the proceses in this video because you show them on the earlier videos. This is almost always the case for your videos. My advise keep them contained so we don't know anything about it when you first put it to youtube. Thx for the efort and good videos. I'd love to see this chanell grow up like your russian channel (didn't watch that channel).

  6. nicememes 2 says:

    Great video my friend,could you pleas post some vidoes about axe making?Thank you and have a good day.

  7. Адвокат Егоров says:

    Сегодня 15 апреля и значит новое видео!

  8. Bertie B says:

    I discovered your videos a couple of months ago and really enjoy them. My only question is how on earth can a lawyer find time to do all these activities and make videos of them. All the lawyers of my acquaintance barely find time to sleep. 😉

  9. Gareth Russell says:

    I have never come across anyone with such a diverse range of skills. I find it an absolute pleasure to watch your videos. I wish I could understand Russian as I have recently come across your Russian channel. Looking forward to your next video!

  10. Gerald Roth says:

    Awesome thanks for sharing.

  11. TheArcticSStorm says:

    Чувак который озвучивает, явно перестарался с акцентом, не естественно звучит, но видно что очень много тренировался.

  12. Ursa Major says:

    You are a lawyer, blacksmith, inventor, builder, woodsman, craftsman, fisherman, filmmaker…… did I miss an ability or a dozen ?!
    I'm really enjoying your videos and admire your fascinating life.

  13. martin blouin says:

    man you kick ass!

  14. NightHawkInLight says:

    I like the soup can forge. Good to see one of my old projects being used to make a quality knife!

  15. Cimbrer Bushcraft says:

    Amazing 😉 👍🏻 glad I found your channel 😁

  16. Ricky Downhill - RDH says:

    Beautiful blade!!

  17. olenick 7734 says:

    Now that was very interesting, I liked how you made the handle out of birch. may I ask hoe long you boiled it for ? ..Peace

  18. Kosher Survival and Outdoors says:

    Awesome work!

  19. Hunt Shack Wilderness Experience says:

    You are a very talented person my friend. A pleasure to watch. As for videos, everything you do has been interesting and well done. I am very glad you are putting your videos out in English as well now. Best Wishes Paul

  20. al oberdorf says:

    your focus is our inspiration…….

  21. Todd Tomaszewski says:

    Hey Max…my offer still stands. I want one of your knives. Beautiful craftsmanship brother.

  22. Mattias Velinov says:

    Beautiful knife!

  23. loch1957 says:

    I enjoy your videos, keep up the great work.

  24. Dennis R.D. Mascarenas says:

    Excellent work.. Beautiful knive, a must have… 🇺🇸😎

  25. Joonas says:

    My dream come true – this channel in English

  26. Joonas says:

    очень похож на традиционный финский нож puukko. мы также делаем ручку из березового парка аналогичным способом. для лезвия мы используем нержавеющую сталь или углеродистую сталь. Я предпочитаю углеродистую сталь, потому что она мягче, и поэтому ее легче точить без использования машин. Этот текст переведен с английского на русский с переводчиком Google.

  27. Razlozhenie Lichnosti says:

    Как жаль, что так мало видео в год вы делаете(

  28. Donald Harrison says:

    Great job Advoko, great knife.

  29. Michael says:

    great video as always.
    Again, i like to say these videos are perfectly made with no pointless time wasting. always a real pleasure to watch Advoko MAKES.

  30. WarriorStreetPreacher says:

    You are a true genius

  31. DNK ХХL says:

    О еее итс греат видос !!!!!! Авесоом! Макс пасиб за инглиш вершн! Форэва!!!!)))))))))черз мэйт, как бриты говорят!

  32. Tactical Ant says:

    I love the birch bark handle. How many minutes did you boil it for?

  33. Mr. Roach says:

    nice work, very crafty

  34. j c says:

    I truly appreciate you sharing your experience and fantastic narrative on knife making. Incredibly inspiring.

  35. pieter bezuidenhout says:

    For an attorney you have amazing steel and wood working skills, even food doesn't stop you from surviving. Good job and enjoy life. South Africa.

  36. Christopher Jones says:

    You are a BADASS!

  37. Daniel Bunton says:

    Got to be the coolest lawyer in the world

  38. Jason Pettit says:

    I think you should sell knives and axes,and other tools,you have a great eye for design and I believe it would be beneficial to you as well,thank you for sharing this with me..

  39. Dustin Moritz says:

    Your videos are addictive! Please translate more, More, MORE of everything into English please!!!!! Thank you again for the work you have done so far!

  40. Bryan La Madrid says:

    russians are cool👍

  41. Greg Smith says:

    I love your channel. Keep up the good work.

  42. Jay Audiss says:

    This mans knowledge of survival is astonishing..I'm hooked on this Channel

  43. Tina Dunaway says:


  44. fishy fingers says:

    I'd love this Knife for my bushcraft bag, great work, and new sub 👍🏻

  45. TheAnonymousSword says:

    I love your videos, discovered them recently. You really carry that inventor/pioneer spirit on your channel!

  46. Naegling says:

    Your videos are amazing. Thank you for sharing your innovative and elegant ideas!

  47. Asmoth Hermelin says:

    5:25 my friend still wishes he never held his left hand in a similar position while cutting with his axe. :'D
    He missed the target, the blade slipped on the wood towards his hand and almost split his thumb in two.

  48. Barley Bender says:

    I would love to see how you made your axe!

  49. Johnny B says:

    wow you are amazing , your in the wrong job , you are a natural at this , amazing well done

  50. Communist Hippie says:

    Incredibly nice looking knife

  51. Glen Cole says:

    Dude I really enjoy your videos. Not only is your content clever and interesting but well presented. I look forward to seeing more of your videos.

  52. JimmyDB - says:

    How has your channel not blown up yet? ( In a good way ) I'm pretty sure it's about to happen.

  53. Vincent Gircys says:

    Hello from Canada. Excellent informative video's. Thank you.

  54. Brian King says:

    Fecking awesome. You're great Maxi

  55. mander man says:

    Hey man any videos u put out are good videoa

  56. Bashfuldoc says:

    Beautiful knife! Very, very good first time build. Thank you so much for the English translation! When will you put up the videos of your tool making?

  57. Treksh Marwaha says:

    You have so many good videos, I had fun watching them all! Look forward to more content.

  58. jetblackstar says:

    So far I've loved every video (I've watched all the English ones now). I would definitely like to see more of your metalwork and tool making but honestly I think I'd happily watch any of your videos. The bushcraft skills, log cabin, plants, kayaking, cooking and everything I've seen previews of all look fantastic videos to watch. You have a wonderful balance of art and function.

  59. Jon D says:

    This was amazing.

  60. WatchNow says:

    You deserve more views

  61. Playlover19 says:

    Izz da

  62. Anax Palasia says:

    Awesome videos mate, thank you.

  63. Michael Harto says:

    my goodness, is there anything you couldn't do?

  64. Victor S says:

    Upload more videos! They're all awesome!!

  65. Tony Cummings says:

    I love that bearded ax.

  66. Bob Gil says:

    Great job on the knife.

  67. KKKn50cal says:

    Awesome vid!!!
    Greetings from the state of Wyoming, USA.

  68. TheyCallMeBlackBeard says:

    awesome channel, the REAL RussianHacker XD

  69. derrick felix says:

    Superb workmanship.Cheers

  70. Denise Haley says:

    That's a beautiful knife 😍 Love watching someone who isn't afraid to think, create and use their mind and hands so soundly.

  71. Fiks Construction says:

    That wood is out of this world ! What I would give to work with that !

  72. Denise Haley says:

    You've got an amazing mind, and your will to "DO" …
    I'm hooked on the videos you upload.
    You're truly an amazing person.

  73. JackoG says:

    Please do more! Any will do. Amazing. 🐨🌴

  74. uzukitube says:

    Ok, so from a guy in Australia: Love your videos. You have put in a lot of work, but you also have a unique set of skills that many men forgot or were never taught. Our fathers are busy or absent, but we can learn skills for our sons.

    Really enjoyed this video and the log tent warmer video and the triple log stove potato hotdog video.

    If you'd like info of what my mates and I are interested in: knife making is good perhaps because we are in Australia.

    It seems like you have developed some really interesting techniques to forge steel at home – not to mention the amazing sharpening rig you made!
    I guess I would love a taste of your Russian/ Finnish expertise in knife and axe making over here. Because we can do the same thing!
    So please make more nice axe videos and knife videos.

    You really rock.

  75. T T says:

    I can't imagine how much I would learn spending a month in the bush with you! I enjoy your videos very much!! 🇨🇦

  76. Martin Robinson says:

    My god is there anything you cannot do. I too am hooked on this Channel, I am watching it more than TV now, you should have your own channel on TV. The location looks awesome too, am am interested in ANY video you decide you want to get off your hard drive and upload to this channel. 👍🏻

  77. Richard Solomon says:

    Wow very cool, thank you for sharing your tallents

  78. Janet Robertson says:

    Hi, I really like your videos. In my backyard is a tree which has a hole in the trunk. As water gets in, the hole gets bigger. In an effort to help the tree, my husband pounded a pipe into the trunk to drain the rain water as it got in. This slowed down the problem, but over time the hole has gotten bigger and now the pipe is no longer at the bottom of the hole and so does not drain the water. My idea is to cover the hole and make a home for bees, since I want the honey, and I think the bees might prevent other wood boring animals from hurting the tree. So I thought of cleaning out the hole (chipping away the rotten part), and then covering the entrance with bark. The pipe would serve as the opening for the bees. Have you ever thought of doing something like this? Take care, Janet

  79. lunch box says:

    That handle idea is beautiful

  80. master cobra says:

    I am extremely interested in your tool making video's. I would love to see more of them. Perhaps where you found the designs. In particular I want to see the wire fastening tool you made.

  81. Robert Queberg says:

    When the lights go out, you will be ready to hunker down in comfort. Very nice videos.

  82. rmojo23 says:

    So glad you started this channel. I was watching your videos in Russian and didn't understand what you said. LOL

  83. Iseekoutthetruth says:

    Beautiful Knife.

  84. tracy harri says:

    Great build Russian friend

  85. Docolin Dan says:

    I absolutely love what you're doing, and appreciate your effort to dub those in English. I hope the revenue and fan support motivate you to keep doing this!

  86. Darren Matthews says:

    Amazing channel, would love to see you making your axe!

  87. D Storm says:

    Anybody can go to law school (even me), but these videos prove that bushcraft may be your true destiny

  88. my_scotland says:

    Fantastic videos! I'd like to see more of your shave horse and wood carving content. 🤘

  89. Rod Bennett says:

    I really enjoyed all of your videos very much.
    Can't wait until you put more on.
    Thank you

  90. GunTotinMinnesotan says:

    This channel is gold

  91. Stacy Klair-Symone says:

    We really need to see more English speaking videos. We can't get enough of you.

  92. kendal kenny says:

    Cool forge Max . What is the white material..?
    I've been looking for an idea…

  93. Richard Ryther says:

    Metal working videos would be great, I like all your stuff even in Russian. As the old saying goes, picture paints a.1000 words.Thank you.

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