We don’t know much about the guy who wrote, “the pen is mightier than the sword,” except that he probably wasn’t using swords right.
Ask any honest farmhand, Japanese chef, or the two most dangerous ninja turtles, and they’ll tell you a sharp blade is the most virtuous and versatile tool a man can wield. A trusty, fixed blade won’t bend, break, or stray from its owner’s side; when the going gets tough, the tough get cut.
But unlike men and Socialist paychecks, not all knives are created equal. We’ve found that the knives guys trust most are the ones they make themselves. The Knife-Making Projects Kit gives every guy the opportunity to design, craft, and perfect his new best friend.
The Knife-Making Kit is fronted by a 440c stainless-steel Shawnee Skinner blade crafted in Japan, home of the samurai. This hollow ground blade features a thumb notch for easy maneuverability and invincible durability to outlast its maker.
We’ve blurred the line between trendy, polished tools and dangerously sharp fashion accessories by including Burl Maple handle scales, classy brass bolsters, ornately-designed mosaic pins, and a top-grain, vegetable-tanned leather sheath. The knife will develop a unique character through hours of shaping and staining.
A dependable knife should instill fear and misgivings into its foes, not its handler, so we’ve included all the tools needed to rid it of stray splinters and exposed wood.
Like the chisels of Michelangelo, a gamut of rasps and files, graded sandpapers, and a portable bench vise will give birth to a perfectly palm-fitted handle. And for final touches, a wood finish to pull out the unique grains of the Burl Maple handle.
The Knife Making Kit is everything needed for hours of crafting in the garage, and a lifetime of handling out in the world.
In an awesome cardboard box (NOT A CRATE). Corrugated C Flute cardboard with regular slotted style...told you it was awesome!
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08/26/2017 Paul Hollyfield Knife Making Kit 5
Handle is too short, not too small for big hand. Other than that, a great skinner good balance and position. Blade guard would be safer, especially with wet or bloody hands.
08/26/2017 Pau Hollyfield Knife Making Kit 5
The directions said lower my expectations I've never worked with brass or pins,but have done a lot of woodwork I made a gorgeous knife....but the handle is too small for my hand. My buddy is also a large man and that was his immediate observation. Other than that, which is significant, it is a knife we'd both love. The roughing in the handle was made easy using a belt sander upside down in a vise. I polished the brass using jewelers Rouge and a Drexel tool. Really a nice piece
08/1/2017 Zingg Knife Making Kit 5
My daughter sent me this for my 48th birthday, and I love it! A very thoughtful gesture from her, AND it is truly a cool gift for a dude. I had never heard of ManCrates until she sent it to me, what a wonderful daughter I have, and a great gift!
06/26/2017 Christine Knife Making Kit 5
My husband loved this knife kit - he has always wanted to make his own knife, and this was a great "starter kit" for him. It has led to exploring the world of knife-making even further. He was most excited about the tools that came with it. He's rather a tool junkie, I guess. I
The only downfall was that it does not come in a crate - I guess I didn't read the fine print very well. We all gathered around to watch him open it, thinking it would be a crate, but, alas, it was only a box. Man crates should be CRATES.
06/19/2017 Matthew Ries Knife Making Kit 5
This was a Father's Day gift from my wife and kids and it was a blast. I loved making the knife and custom fitting to my grip. This has defiantly got me into knife building. Everything worked like advertised. The vise is an aluminum vise so good for little actions. Don't expect to be a sturdy as a hard mounted steel vise. However I enjoyed the flexibility of it to readjust to different angles.
03/27/2017 Rob Knife Making Kit 4
Fun to put together, if tedious with hand tools. I have a tip for those that find the sheath too loose. After wetting the leather, put the top half of the long edge without stitching in the vise and clamp tightly for an hour. Then, carefully align and put the bottom half in the vise. You will end up with a tight fit that holds the blade well and a crosshatch line that looks like you tooled the leather. Finish with neatsfoot oil or another leather conditioner after it dries completely.
02/21/2017 David Campbell Knife Making Kit 4
My wife bought me this kit for our anniversary because I have mentioned wanting to get into knife making (or at least try it) before. This kit was by far the best gift she has gotten me. Here are my thoughts on what I liked and what could be improved upon... The kit does come with everything you need to make your own knife. I literally do not own any of the tools needed so this by itself is great. However, the top part of the bench vise started to become loose within less than an hour of use. This made the project more difficult. I also think more in-depth instructions or a tutorial video could be helpful for people who do not have any experience using epoxy, rasps/files, etc... I wanted my knife to have a darker handle similar to what was pictured but it ended up being a lot lighter. One more sheet of the roughest sand paper would've been nice too. Ultimately, I loved making my knife and receiving this kit as a gift from my wife. I am just providing this honest feedback in hopes that it will improve the knife kit receiver experience.
02/17/2017 Joe R. Knife Making Kit 5
My wife found your website and showed me a couple of ideas she picked to get my father for his birthday/ Christmas present. He used to sharpen knives when he was younger so I said get him this kit. I also said hey I would not mind one as well. She said she already bought me my Christmas gift. So I said keep it in mind for some other gift giving holiday. Well she ended up getting me one as well. Only problem was she mixed up the delivery dates. My dad got his early and I got mine late. I had a lot of fun crafting my handle and sheath. I posted a picture of the final piece on your facebook page. The tools included drill bit minus the drill, bolster, files, pins, vise, and sandpaper are all great and I'm even useing the tools to make a different brand of knife kit. One thing that would have been nice to include in the instructions that I recently learned about would have been to talk about the option on how to press your bolster pins to make the two pins seamless to the bolster. A video tutorial or a link to a trusted YouTuber who has done this kit would also make a great addition to your instructions.
02/6/2017 Alicia G. Knife Making Kit 5
My husband is so hard to buy for. I bought this for him for Christmas as he loves collecting guns and knives. (If you ever have a "make your own gun kit" I am in). I was so excited to find this item and this company. He LOVED it to say the least and spent Christmas night making his knife. He even made his own sheath. The product is solid, it was sharp (very sharp), and materials were all made well. Thank you for this awesome product.
02/2/2017 Gloria Knife Making Kit 5
I have never written a review for a product that I've purchased before, but I had to make an exception this time. I ordered the knife making kit for my boyfriend and he absolutely loved it!! Not only was ordering the kit easy for me, but everything from the presentation of the product down to the instructional booklet were GREAT!! Everything needed to make the knife is included and what better gift to get him than something that he can make with his own hands and have for years to come. The first thing my boyfriend said was I can't wait to make this knife it's something that I can pass down to Alex (his son) when he gets old enough!!! That in itself was an added bonus that hadn't occurred to me. The kit is worth every penny!! Thank you so much Man Crates!!! You have def earned yourself a return customer and I will be recommending you to all of my friends!!!
01/28/2017 Steven Froehlich Knife Making Kit 5
First of all, I want to say that Mancrates.com is f@cking awesome! Ok, now for the review. This was my second man crate, the first one being the exotic jerky crate (Father's Day). I got this one as a Christmas present. I was both excited and nervous. I was thinking how cool it would be to do a project like this, but I didn't want to screw it up. So I put on my big boy pants and dove right in. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. This may have sparked an interest in a new hobby. Thanks again Mancrates!
01/12/2017 John Medeiros Knife Making Kit 5
My wife gave me this fantastic Knife Making Kit for Christmas. All the components are high quality, and the Instruction Guide is comprehensive and easy to understand. Just be sure to READ It prior to crafting this fine instrument. I did not, and obliterated a few components. The folks at Man Crates
(Amer J., Customer Champion) were understanding and surely amused, but nevertheless; ensured the
customer-damaged replacement parts were sent out promptly. Outstanding products and customer support equals a return customer.
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