This handle broach was designed by our friend, Neels Van Den Berg of Black Dragon Forge and is made in South Africa. It is utterly essential when making knifes of a hidden tang or integral bolster construction for cutting out the slot your tang fits into.
It works as a thick but narrow saw blade to cut between holes or to make a single hole rectangular.
You'll be thrilled to add one to your tool box. Just please be aware, these things are SHARP - they cut flesh just as well as they cut wood! :-)
Awesome tool… Works as advertised!!!
Bought this to make a sgian dubh, and it worked like a charm! love this thing!!!
Well made and excellent tool
Tool is well made. Fit and finish are good.
Excellent tool. Very sharp, cuts well through hardest of wood.
Got this as a gift for my dad, who has starter making knives as a hobby. He's excited to try it out for an upcoming project. Shipping was fast
Heinrich Otto M.
perfect for my little hobby of knifemaking absolute perfect gadged
What a great tool! It is great to do business with a company that is willing to make sure you are happy with their product. I’ve used the broach to put a hidden tang on a stag elk and it turned out fantastic! Thanks for having a great tool
If you make through tang knives and don't have one of these get one now. Right now. I've used about a dozen different broaches, from crap I half-assed myself to other professional models and this thing blows them all away with ease. I did an hour of work in less than 15 minutes, I had to worry about taking off TOO MUCH material, even working with a rock hard stabilized burl. This broach is comfortable, razor sharp and goes through material like a starving piranha through an obese bovine. Get one today.
Quick shipping and a great tool, very well made!
Excellent tool to use very comfortable in the hand Will be useing it on every project in the future
Works incredibly well. Well Made and very sturdy. It’s a tricky operation boring a knife tang hole open a little bit a time but this tool is perfect!
This thing is AWESOME!!! If the saying it does not have to be big and bulky to be strong was ever put to use, it would be describing this tool. All I can say is WOW. I have only used it once, but with some very hard material and after just a few minutes, all that came out of the hole was dust. I am very pleased with this and will definitely be purchasing it again if I ever wear this one out.
Extremely sharp. Comfy handle. The only thing I don’t like about this is the blade is to short. Needs to be 2 or 3 inches longer.
Good product, good price , prompt service
I bought this thing, and when I tried it out, found I loved it so much that I immediately ordered two more. I don't want to ever be without this tool.
I'm newer to making knives and kept screwing up my blocks of exotic wood. I took a shot at trying a hidden tang a few times and failed miserably. This tool (while simple) really let's you get the right kind of fit. Good job guys!
I bought this tool to use when o make knife handles. It works and cuts cleanly and precisely in both exotic woods and also Deer antler and Stag horn. I use blocks of wood and Bali bone carved antlers for my knives. This is a must tool for any knife maker etc... Peter
Great handle broach, super sharp, works perfectly. I highly recommend buying one.
Fantastic little broach cuts like a boss very happy!!!
Anthony Justin T.
got it for my girlfriend as a gift. scary sharp out of the box.
Love this! Exactly what I needed
My 17 year old is a Blacksmith and this was one of the tools on his list he had to have, and said to purchase it from only you. He will love it.
Delivery was quick. Haven't actually tested my purchase yet.
I used it once so far and it worked amazingly.
Very well made Shipping was quick Web was easy to use Thank you
It’s a decent broach, would be really tough to do a hidden tang handle without it.
Wow! Just get one. What a time saver. Extremely sharp.
well sharpened; shipping was poor- three weeks
Fantastic tool I wish I had gotten one years ago. A must have.
haven’t gotten the chance to use it yet bout out of the box it’s razor sharp, and i’ve seen nothing but positive reviews so i have no doubt it was a well worth purchase. hoping it makes fitting tangs just that much easier!!
The first broach that came was cracked. They sent me another one in two days. Incredible customer service. Not only does Alec make sure to carry the best items on the market, the knowledge that if something goes wrong, you know he'll take care of it. Why would you deal with any other company?
Not my best knife but this tool helped me finish my first hidden tang knife! Super useful for getting the perfect fit
Great service! First Broach got lost in the mail, Alec Steele quickly sent another one out! I’ve had not used it once so far but it seems to work great!
very quick response to questions and delivery
Blazes through material. Shipping was almost immediately after I ordered it.
I got my new tool way earlier than I thought I would get it. I haven’t used it yet but I will soon!!!
Long story short if you can buy one then ABSOLUTELY get one. Long story long is this, I decided to glue together my guard and handle together before getting them to fit all the way onto my knife. So I was effectively stuck and I didn’t want to risk splitting a piece of bog oak that I had already profiled so I finally bit the bullet and bought a handle broach and I’m so happy I did because it’s saved me so much stress and heart ache. And really surprisingly it got to Ireland from America in two days which I thought was ridiculously fast. So yeah, but one of these while you still can
Just got this in last week. First handle will be used on this week. Can’t wait. Always enjoy watching the YouTube videos and love supporting other blacksmiths.
I’ve made a couple of broaches in the past but this is in a different class entirely. Very sharp and removes material quickly.
The broach was nice as expected. The $12 shipping that took 2 weeks to arrive, not so much. Will anticipate the wait on future orders.
I was going to make on these until I saw that Alec Steele had them for sale. I'm glad I got one of his because there is no way I could have made one as sharp and aggressive as his version. I'm looking forward to using it soon with a hidden tang knife. As sharp as it is, it should cut my slot very quick in my handle material.
The broach tool is very nicely made. However there is no indication that it is from Steele. I bought it from Steele because I am a fan of the channel. I would have loved to have the Alec Steele insignia laser etched or carved into the flat portion of the handle. I would have given a 5 star rating but only 4.
I’ve been looking for a tool like this since I started making knives three years ago. It’s much easier to shape hidden and through tang knife handles this way.
Scary sharp! I’m looking forward to wearing Kevlar gloves/ chain mail to fit up hidden tang knife handles
The handle broach works great. Really helped with making adjustments to my first hidden tang project.
I would have given it 5 stars, but mine arrived with a split in the handle. It cut this chunk of Bocote with no problem.
I love this piece. Everyone should have one in their kit. But be careful it's very sharp.
Thoroughly enjoy this tool! Very sharp and makes the hidden tang knife a much easier project. Thanks!
I'm truly waiting for the first of these to appear in some competition some where as it makes the difficult task of contouring the inside of the handle for a hidden or through tang a breeze. It is both very nimble and exceptionally effective. The one caution I have is don't presume due to its small size and light weight that it won't move material quickly. It can and does.
Product as described works great. Fast shipping. A+ all around
This works extremely well for hidden tangs! I should have bought it sooner; it saves so much time fiddling around with files. Watch your fingers though, it is very sharp.
It was just what I needed and the price was right. Shipping was right on time
Amazingly sharp handle broach. The hand on this thing fits nicely so you can get those fine fit-ups. It's also intelligently designed with a flat on one side so it doesn't roll off your work surface. I always stayed away from hidden and through tangs, but now that I have this little tool, I'll be making a lot more in the future!
The broach is awesome it makes handle making so much easier.
using for rat tail knife handles
Prompt delivery. Very sharp. Should work great.
It works well but I wish it had a bigger handle and it was smaller than I thought it was going to be. You should include dimensions in the description.
Cuts fast super comfortable can’t wait to use it more!
This piece is put together very well. It is also VERY sharp.
Been looking for a broach for a while To solve my problems with hidden tang knives. This looks fantastic. Can’t beat Alec Steele !!! Less yak yak, more whack whack !!!!! Love what you do !!!!!!
I have made a few broaches in the past but this is far superior to anything I have used. Very sharp and removes material with ease.
Used this thing for a few handles and can confirm, it will absolutely tear through wood! A joy to use!
The product is of exceptional quality. The handle could be just a tad larger for ease of use but it works great as is. The prices may seem high at first but the quality and attention to detail is worth every penny. I had to contact customer support for a different part of my order and had a great experience. Prompt response and resolution.