Knife Template by Paul Linden

Paul Linden a member of the Technical Staff here at the department used the laser cutter to create templates that were used for tracing onto metal (for the blade) and wood (for the handle). After he traced the template he cut the metal and wood out using traditional methods. Paul also used the laser cutter to design a template for the silhouette of the knife handle. Once all the pieces were cut he assembled, sanded and sharpened the final product as seen in the photo below (the final knife show was made from a similar but differently dimensioned pattern).