Having made knives from everything from an old Jeep spring to a railroad spike, custom knife craftsperson Trollsky has proven time and time again that he can upcycle just about anything that’s made out of metal into a razor-sharp edge.

For his latest trick, he looked no further than the toolbox in his workshop to create what appears to be an otherworldly knife using an old boxed end wrench.

From the initial process of preparing the fire with pinecones to the final glory shot featuring a new age meditative guitar soundtrack, watching him turn this “very old wrench” into a brand-new knife is a near-hypnotic experience.

“Knifemaking is my way of life,” he explains. “I love to make something out of nothing.”


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Be sure to check out the rest of Trollsky’s impressive builds – including how to make your own knife using basic tools – over on his YouTube channel.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.