Forging a 5160 Spring Steel HUNTING KNIFE (Part 2)

  • Published on Jan 7, 2019
  • Doo doo doo, buy some merch:
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    OH man this was a lot of work, but I'm making mad progress. Today we grind, shape, and quench the ever-loving H*CK out of this knife, it's all looking extra promising. I'm just as excited for the finished project as all of you haha.
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  • ZNA Productions
    ZNA Productions  10 days ago +823

    Sorry I'm up late. Unfortunately I like making videos again.
    Hey I know it's a fahny joke and all, but January and February are absolute h*ck for ad revenue. This month I'm gonna be living off the merch sales almost exclusively, the PLEASE give the stuff a peek. Stuff's actually mad comfy.

    • - Alxne -
      - Alxne - 2 days ago

      Have you considered auctioning off your builds I for sure would be up to paying $100 plus dollars for this bad boy maybe even more I’m sure there are plenty other people who would pay top dollar for your hard work and to support you😊please like so he might see and consider it

    • Drew Breton
      Drew Breton 4 days ago

      HEY ELI, I have an U R G E N T message to deliver, do you remember your nail launcher videos, well watching part 1, I got an idea, in the first 3-4 minutes of the video you remove the wheel mechanism from the longboard, (I think that’s cool and all but how’s a long board gonna help you in a zombie apocalypse) well at that moment when you powered up the wheel, I got an idea, if you think back to the brain blender, it’s very nice very pretty, (I also despise the H*CK out of celery) but it’s lacks three aspects, one being small enough to hold in one hand, two being mounted to your forearm, and three, having a h*ckin cool twin brother. #bestidea... I’ve had since subscribing

    • Shelby Haga
      Shelby Haga 4 days ago

      Hey nonlethal. Is there a reliable way to contact you off of youtube ? I have an important question

  • Mario Mac
    Mario Mac 4 hours ago

    Bro go on OfferUp to buy cheap price high quality tools. You will find deals

  • jolypopp
    jolypopp 8 hours ago

    Seriously, for the first 45(ish) second of the video I thought I was watching Michael Reeves.

  • The Harlequin
    The Harlequin 17 hours ago

    Dude you're a maker, make your own 2"x 72" grinder; if you're becoming a knife maker, building your own grinder is a right of passage.

  • Iamarobotbanana4
    Iamarobotbanana4 18 hours ago

    Stopped drinking soda on new years and I haven't really seen too much of an affect but I didn't drink soda a lot before lol. But I know soda is unhealthy so I figured I'd cut it out of my life. Glad you're not depressed anymore

  • Daniel Smith
    Daniel Smith Day ago

    Depression comes back

  • Daniel Smith
    Daniel Smith Day ago

    Westmont... huh, you should come to st louis and try this cocain ive got from atlanta

  • wulffinite xx
    wulffinite xx Day ago

    Where did u get ur red flannel shirt jacket thing?

  • hellhander
    hellhander Day ago

    Grit = amount of grains per inch. so lower grain count equals larger grains. lower the grit = rougher the finish.

  • Yeet Lord
    Yeet Lord Day ago

    Anyone know the name of the first song in the video?

  • velazquez Ironworks

    Id that knife a yarara tanto?

  • velazquez Ironworks

    Its milimeters

  • Chaos Creates
    Chaos Creates Day ago

    Can you make the handle out of ash or hickory wood.

  • SOUL R4G3
    SOUL R4G3 2 days ago

    Like if you paused at 12:08-12:09 to see what the flashing words said xD

  • sawyer tabit
    sawyer tabit 2 days ago

    My quirk is that I drink a ridiculous amount of green tea lol not bad

  • Rayce
    Rayce 2 days ago +1

    Anyone know the first song? I can't find it anywhere

  • ja longshanks
    ja longshanks 2 days ago

    Hey ZNA was just curious what kind of welder do you use?

  • Hydra
    Hydra 2 days ago

    Boo hoo you have to use a belt sander. I HAVE TO USE A FECKING SET OF FILES! Waaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!! (If you really don't like your belt sander you can send it to me anytime.)

  • TheKnightsOfTheFlippedTable

    I hOope you keep that in your videos

  • Ben Efraim Rørvik
    Ben Efraim Rørvik 2 days ago

    Maaaaan. Love ur humor!

  • Setto Arisaki
    Setto Arisaki 2 days ago

    I need to tell you something, no offense, but without a beard and with this glasses you look like a 5th grader, to be exact you look very close to what i looked when i went to secondary school.
    Pls for the sake of jesus get a beard. And try more square glasses. The problem is, that if you get round glasses they make look your face even more round, but if you have a more square face some what round glasses are better, it comes down to the face shape.
    Would really recommend to try different shapes.

  • Steffen L.
    Steffen L. 2 days ago


  • Jackson Barry
    Jackson Barry 2 days ago

    Were you scared before you were born?

  • Drakon Slayer
    Drakon Slayer 3 days ago

    Good vid

  • Nicholas Pertl
    Nicholas Pertl 3 days ago

    Got an Ad watched all of it.

  • Austin Porter
    Austin Porter 3 days ago +1

    my boy seems like he was replaced by a clone. He does not seem like himself at all! did he break up with his old wife? He is one of my favorite youtubers, and its wierd to see such a drastic change.

    • Nevir202
      Nevir202 2 days ago

      Austin Porter Yes, has you not heard? 😢

  • Doodoo Boy
    Doodoo Boy 3 days ago

    i had a horror game running in the background while Eli was explaining the brass guard situation, and it just added to the footage so much more

  • Shadow Synx
    Shadow Synx 3 days ago

    Your merch song has lulled me. I have bought the comfy cloths.

  • KM mask tv
    KM mask tv 3 days ago

    I get that its a jock but its be played out

  • MysticVikingzZz
    MysticVikingzZz 3 days ago +1

    Um part 3

  • Sarch Lalaith
    Sarch Lalaith 3 days ago +1

    When you did the normalising cycles you would have significantly softened that steel. Its also worth noting that you might want to crush a lot of charcoal into that oil. The extra carbon will case harden at the same time you quench harden.

  • Skaatje
    Skaatje 4 days ago

    If you fear death for the possibility that being un-alive may be frightening, simply ask yourself: "How afraid was I before I was born?"
    -- Bartholomew Richard Fitzgerald-Smythe

  • Skaatje
    Skaatje 4 days ago

    "2 units of measurements" close enough xD

  • Lachy Chills
    Lachy Chills 4 days ago

    Hey man love your work, i have an idea for a build you should make the blades of chaos from the god of war games

  • buttery toost
    buttery toost 4 days ago

    So I know you have a jet set radio tattoo and I was wondering if we can gat a full look at it so I have my 2nd tattoo ready. I’m fifteen and I need 2 tattoos, one from fairy tail and one from jet set radio future

  • Sunaad Gurajada
    Sunaad Gurajada 4 days ago

    Hey, Eli, could you consider going back to the recurve bow you made and seeing if you could match the subscriber one??

  • Rhodri_ Mawr78
    Rhodri_ Mawr78 4 days ago +1

    You ever just watch through ads to give your favorite creators more revenue? Yeah me too

  • Drew Breton
    Drew Breton 4 days ago

    HEY ELI, I have an U R G E N T message to deliver, do you remember your nail launcher videos, well watching part 1, I got an idea, in the first 3-4 minutes of the video you remove the wheel mechanism from the longboard, (I think that’s cool and all but how’s a long board gonna help you in a zombie apocalypse) well at that moment when you powered up the wheel, I got an idea, if you think back to the brain blender, it’s very nice very pretty, (I also despise the H*CK out of celery) but it’s lacks three aspects, one being small enough to hold in one hand, two being mounted to your forearm, and three, having a h*ckin cool twin brother. #bestidea... I’ve had since subscribing

  • herooftime 51920
    herooftime 51920 4 days ago

    Calipers measure in thousands of an inch, you can do a quick conversion to get in fractions

  • Rang
    Rang 4 days ago

    whenever you quench something, quench it until no flame is going to appear. If there is a flame when you take it out of oil that means it is not good.

    DED DED 4 days ago


  • Ya Boi CJ
    Ya Boi CJ 4 days ago

    I don’t know if you’ve heard of it or not, but machinist’s blue is great for marking lines on steel or really just any metal. Just so u don’t have to keep using a sharpie

  • Ryusei1986
    Ryusei1986 4 days ago

    So ... you're saying ... the gloves come off? :D

  • Midas T
    Midas T 4 days ago

    Yo ElI, I was in the same spot a while back. It got so bad my coworkers said my superhero name would be (Diabetus Man- with the Majin Buu human eating chocolate abilities...not much of a hero ig lol..but anyway) good to see your bouncing back well. Keep on grindin man

  • Jackson Brewer
    Jackson Brewer 4 days ago

    on my birthday

  • Jacob Pfendler
    Jacob Pfendler 4 days ago

    More videos

  • Psycho Ninja
    Psycho Ninja 4 days ago

    Do you remember the little squares

  • Splank Splank
    Splank Splank 4 days ago

    Dont forget, god is NOT dead!

  • Rick Sanchez
    Rick Sanchez 4 days ago

    Was that quote flash really necessary!?

  • winch 234
    winch 234 4 days ago

    Wholesome boi

  • BensarT [MC AS1N]
    BensarT [MC AS1N] 5 days ago

    Les scratchy grit

  • xX AndFlame Xx
    xX AndFlame Xx 5 days ago

    Hey Eli what's the difference between your premium hoodies and the classic ones?

  • junk face
    junk face 5 days ago

    sugar will make you depressed!

  • The Dawn Of Photography

    Knights sword breaker blade.
    Look it up and make it.

  • Reese Davis
    Reese Davis 5 days ago

    Song at 14:44 and 14:04 ??? Please it sounds awesome

  • Zee
    Zee 5 days ago

    Hey man, good build video. I've got the same sander as you and I found that to get good pungle grind you need to put something on top of the platen. The platen from the factory has rounded edges and it is possible to get a decent plunge grinde but its a pain in the ass to do. So all I've done is taped a piece of wood with square sides to the platen, and take off that piece of plastic on the front it makes changing belts much easier.

  • TheBiggestBoi
    TheBiggestBoi 5 days ago

    9:08 song?

  • Sam Stedman
    Sam Stedman 5 days ago

    You should make a store for your weapons. You could probably sell each one for like $100+ and if you were somehow able to turn that into a legit business where you’d hire people to help you build these weapons over and over again and sell them you could make friggin bank boi. Just an idea. I know I’d wanna buy a couple of your builds.

  • Lochlan Munro
    Lochlan Munro 5 days ago

    This is a great video

  • Sean Lemon
    Sean Lemon 5 days ago

    heck yeah man nice to hear that your doing better man destroy 2019

  • Carmine Daidone
    Carmine Daidone 5 days ago

    Haven’t watched this channel is a few years. And damn he got cringey as fuck

  • Gatekeeper57 fred
    Gatekeeper57 fred 5 days ago

    that is a good heck quote, i like it worth the 23 times of me trying to pause the video

  • Joshua Mcdonald
    Joshua Mcdonald 5 days ago

    its a mud pan

  • Jonathan M Plus
    Jonathan M Plus 5 days ago +1

    "just gunna temper my bowie knife in my microwave mom just one sec"

  • Kristaps Judeiks
    Kristaps Judeiks 5 days ago

    I don't usually wear hats, but I might the H*ck hat once it arrives. Love the idea, thanks!

  • Budietoyka
    Budietoyka 6 days ago

    Use a brass wire brush on piece of heated steel to give it a slight brassy color.

  • Steve
    Steve 6 days ago

    *Jordan Peterson Awakens*

  • Zom Bie
    Zom Bie 6 days ago

    Protip: if you get a piece of 2” ceramic tile and epoxy it to the platen on your grinder, you essentially make it a 2x36 with a raised platen. This will allow you to get 2 for 1 belts(split them longways), as well as “push through” the platen for more developed plunge lines. You can also cut away two squares on the backside of the grinder allowing you to use that space as an impromptu slack belt.
    This is what I started out with when I began making knives, and it makes a world of difference. I now have a 2x72 and it’s totally worth it. There’s a guy on eBay selling a red home brew machine, that, paired with a treadmill motor and board, makes for a much more affordable hobby-knife-making setup rather than a $2k KMG and another grand on a motor and VFD..

  • Darkriver Farmer
    Darkriver Farmer 6 days ago

    higher the number higher the grit love you big mans youre an inspiration

  • Sojjer
    Sojjer 6 days ago +1

    went from fat fatty who was real fatt to beautiful sleep deprived working boy

  • Blessed Are The Peace Makers

    Hey Eli, you don't happen to listen to Tool do you? Only reason why I asked is because of the gif you used for your "Ascend" thing.

  • tank odinson
    tank odinson 6 days ago

    lol, i thought you were all wholesome and shit and then you drop the "cyka blay" lmao

  • Stash
    Stash 6 days ago

    Yo check out my playlist on spotify it's got the songs Eli uses in his videos (most of them). It's called "ZNA Productions".

  • Huw Edwards
    Huw Edwards 6 days ago

    Please Eli, more slav content, that squat edit had me crying.

  • center trance
    center trance 6 days ago

    oh shit its happening what woot

  • Justin G
    Justin G 6 days ago

    Bro!!!! Keep it up!!! You're killing it!!!!

  • Thomas
    Thomas 6 days ago

    Eli I just watched a man at arms video on a Bowie knife. They said that forging brass requires low temperatures because if it gets too hot the brass crumbles and I remembered your video. So I just wanted to let you know.

  • corey Wellman
    corey Wellman 6 days ago

    If Eli hearts this comment I'll buya white h*ck hoodie😎😎

  • Gabriel Needham Potts

    "skin colored"

  • LinusSexTips
    LinusSexTips 6 days ago

    Cookie 🌚

  • LinusSexTips
    LinusSexTips 6 days ago

    Oh no I am the kid who is the fastest but only eats skittles

  • Da BigG
    Da BigG 6 days ago

    Not to be offensive,but what do you say when you are doing the "act"

  • Wade Weisbrodt
    Wade Weisbrodt 6 days ago

    Gotta say, I am enjoying the videos where you break them up into parts.

  • Owen Ratliff
    Owen Ratliff 7 days ago

    Subsbribe to znasmonk

  • Ingimar Reinhardt Kvaran

    When you're doing a brass guard don't make the edges on your mouth where the Brass god meet the blade don't put straight edges on there because then you will make a pressure point where you played might crack or break so you always have to have I just talked to Alex De about it you will you explain everything

  • Dukkiegamer
    Dukkiegamer 7 days ago

    Get yourself a flat surface. For example: *THE EARTH*

    • Glitchy Glitches
      Glitchy Glitches 4 days ago

      Dukkiegamer nahhhhhhh

    • Dukkiegamer
      Dukkiegamer 4 days ago

      +Glitchy Glitches I only commented this bc I liked how he did the kinda earrape thingy when he said "The earth"

    • Glitchy Glitches
      Glitchy Glitches 5 days ago

      Dukkiegamer the angle is too great to tell the earth is a sphere

  • NoTjUsT hUmAn
    NoTjUsT hUmAn 7 days ago +1

    I do not fear Death but welcome him as an old friend parting this life as equals.

  • Inge Bolme
    Inge Bolme 7 days ago

    Loving the memes of non depressed Eli. Also, that knife is going to be heckin' sweet.

  • Robert Newman
    Robert Newman 7 days ago

    It will keel.

  • Ethan Goldsmith
    Ethan Goldsmith 7 days ago


  • Jordercontrol
    Jordercontrol 7 days ago

    I like the quote at 12:09

  • Ricky Valdez
    Ricky Valdez 7 days ago

    you should try and make a katana

  • Geralt Of Rivia
    Geralt Of Rivia 7 days ago

    Your personal progress is awesome and awe inspiring! Thank you for sharing about the diet change; I'm going to try it myself. I was depressed, but got out of it, and I want to avoid relapsing again, so I'm gonna cut 'em carbs and sugahs! Eli, I'm proud of you!

  • Tyson Coleman
    Tyson Coleman 7 days ago

    12:08 great quote! ;)

  • Aztec Metalhead
    Aztec Metalhead 7 days ago

    Notch. It's called notch, Eli.

  • Storm 62
    Storm 62 7 days ago

    Good job

  • Anonymous faggot
    Anonymous faggot 7 days ago

    fucks sake, stfu I was eating my usual 9 pack of Donetes and now I feel bad about it xd

  • Jean- François
    Jean- François 7 days ago

    Happy to see you happy Eli

  • Number 1
    Number 1 7 days ago

    12:09 I love you man, I'm actually going through the same sh*t. The fear of death, it scares the living h*ck out of me, but I got out of, I'm not AS afraid as I was before, thanks to you. I wish I could re-pay, but I can't, all I can do is wish u luck, brother

  • Teddy Butter
    Teddy Butter 7 days ago

    Tested made a video on making a knife/sword sander