Folding Knife Making Kit

12 reviews

In The Box

Blade Buddies

  • Folding Knife Assembly
  • Linen Micarta Handle Scales

Shape, Sand, and Polish

  • Man Crates Folding Knife Making Guide
  • File & Rasp Set
  • Variable Grit Sandpaper Set
  • 3" Bench Vise
  • T6 & T8 Torx Wrench Set

How It Ships

Project Kit
In an awesome cardboard box. Corrugated C Flute cardboard with regular slotted style...told you it was awesome!

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The Sharp Side of Subtlety

Most men aren't going full Crocodile Dundee, strutting around town brandishing a 16" bowie knife and screaming "That's not a knife! This is a knife!" at anything remotely pointy-looking. That social production of masculinity is a bit much even by our standards--unless you're Australian, in which case...good onya, mate!

There's a case to be made for subtlety, and routinely carrying a folding knife is the perfect balance of convenience, preparation, and discretion. And the only thing more reassuring than having a trusty folding knife clipped to the hip is knowing exactly how that knife came to be.

Cold As Steel

Assembling the skeleton of a folding knife is just like putting together IKEA furniture, except it's extremely tiny, won't break after two months, and will draw blood if done recklessly. This knife is constructed from many tiny parts, the majority of which are too small to be choking hazards, so swallow away.

This AUS 8 Drop Point Blade is made of heat-treated and sub-zero quenched stainless steel and boasts an incredible temper and hardness of 57-58 HRC. The knife's thumb studs and liner lock make it easy to open and difficult to accidentally cut fingers off.

Tough As Linen

For exceptional presentation and durability, we've selected Linen Micarta handle scales made from layers of hardened resin linen. Think fashion-forward, fossilized mummy wrap meets intricate wood grain pattern, then pick your jaw up from off the ground.

We've also included a portable bench vise, file and rasp set, sandpaper, and Torx wrenches for assembling and shaping the knife handles to its perfect, palm-fitting specifications, as well as an instruction booklet to make sure the knife gets assembled pointy end out.

The Folding Knife Project Kit gives the equipment, expertise, and unforgettable experience of assembling and shaping a trusty and true folding knife.

Customer Reviews

    Sep 28th 2017
    He loved it!

    I bought this for my husband because he loves knives & he was shocked when he received it. Truly unique gift. I opted for over night shipping & I did receive it when they said I would. Awesome gift, awesome customer service. Will shop here again.

    Gabrielle Kotke
    May 5th 2017
    How 'bout personalizing the handles?

    I've just ordered one, but it would be AWESOME to have the handles personalized so when he opens the box, your customization is already there. It's be horrible to have him build this great knife and then take it away from him (so you can personalize it) . . . Especially, since a great personalization is the whole message when he opens the box.

    Herb R
    Apr 4th 2017
    Nice knife - great gift!

    This kit is really nice and good quality. It was a birthday gift from my wife. I enjoyed making the knife and look forward to using it. One recommendation - would like to see options for the outside colors. The black is nice but other colors would also be nice - perhaps in a refill package so I could make more knives! Highly recommend this kit for knife enthusiasts.

    Mar 31st 2017
    Best Gift Hands Down

    I got this for my hard to shop for husband for Christmas, and it was by far the best gift. He was actually excited when he saw what it was and couldn't wait to get started! It didn't take an absurd amount of time, but kept him busy a couple afternoons. He was definitely proud and impressed with the finished product. All the other guys in the family have been requesting their own kits for birthdays and holidays!

    Mar 20th 2017
    TDY wife kit

    My wife went TDY for 6 months and left me to play with my balls so she got me this to assemble to be a little more productive. I love this knife! It's as custom as you want to make it and is a great tool. All tools are provided and it was a very enjoyable experience. Now back to boredom...

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