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The Cutting Edge

In a world boasting "Seen on TV" Slice n' Dice Machines, Wombo Combo Fruit Juicers, and self sharpening spatulas, it can be tough to know which kitchen utensils are grade A and which are woefully undercooked. 

But anyone who's seen MacGyver knows the only tools worth trusting are the ones built by hand —sometimes two trembling hands dangling from a cliff or trapped in an elevator with a timebomb. 

And while most of us ditched our mullets by the late 90s, the wisdom still holds true. The Chef Knife Making Kit proves that if you want something made right, meals included, you've got to make it yourself. 
Knife to Meet You

While MacGyver made do with coat hangers and chewing gum, the Chef Knife Making Kit opts for sharper, more dependable materials. Forged of VG-10 Damascus steel, the mere sight of this blade will cause a steak to carve itself out of fear. 

The stylish Micarta handles are ready to be sculpted into personalized, palm-gripping perfection. The finished product will be as intricately layered as a fennel avocado bean dip, and every bit as distinctive as the chef who made it. 

All Ingredients Included

The kit comes stuffed with various rasps and files, a portable bench vise, and enough sandpaper to take the green off a watermelon. It's also a great excuse to dust off the ol' power tools hanging in the garage. And with our step-by-step instruction booklet, crafting this knife will be as effortless as cooking with it. 

The Chef Knife Making Kit is just what the modern day Michelangelo of meat needs to carve up the next five-star entree. 

Chef Knife Making Kit

$179.99
4.5
34 reviews
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In the Box

  • VG-10 Damascus Chef Knife Blade Blank (Blade Length: 8.5")
  • Black/Red Micarta Handle Scale Set
  • Mosaic Pins
  • Man Crates Chef Knife Making Guide
  • 2-Ton Syringe Epoxy
  • Rasp & File set
  • Graded Sandpaper Set
  • Bench Vise
  • Drill Bit
NOTE: Chef Knife Making Kit does not ship in a crate.

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Story

The Cutting Edge

In a world boasting "Seen on TV" Slice n' Dice Machines, Wombo Combo Fruit Juicers, and self sharpening spatulas, it can be tough to know which kitchen utensils are grade A and which are woefully undercooked. 

But anyone who's seen MacGyver knows the only tools worth trusting are the ones built by hand —sometimes two trembling hands dangling from a cliff or trapped in an elevator with a timebomb. 

And while most of us ditched our mullets by the late 90s, the wisdom still holds true. The Chef Knife Making Kit proves that if you want something made right, meals included, you've got to make it yourself. 
Knife to Meet You

While MacGyver made do with coat hangers and chewing gum, the Chef Knife Making Kit opts for sharper, more dependable materials. Forged of VG-10 Damascus steel, the mere sight of this blade will cause a steak to carve itself out of fear. 

The stylish Micarta handles are ready to be sculpted into personalized, palm-gripping perfection. The finished product will be as intricately layered as a fennel avocado bean dip, and every bit as distinctive as the chef who made it. 

All Ingredients Included

The kit comes stuffed with various rasps and files, a portable bench vise, and enough sandpaper to take the green off a watermelon. It's also a great excuse to dust off the ol' power tools hanging in the garage. And with our step-by-step instruction booklet, crafting this knife will be as effortless as cooking with it. 

The Chef Knife Making Kit is just what the modern day Michelangelo of meat needs to carve up the next five-star entree. 

Customer Reviews

    5.0
    Greg
    Feb 8th 2024
    Great knife, very thoughtful gift.

    I got this a couple of years ago as a gift from my now ex wife. I wish I had put it together sooner. It’s a great knife, the blade is fantastic for cutting just about anything in the kitchen and it’s balanced well. I thoroughly enjoy using it.

    5.0
    Al Roccaforte
    Aug 13th 2023
    Chef knife

    I would love to buy the chef knife kit but I have the visa and files from the skinner kit my kids got me for Christmas a couple of years. You should offer the knife blade and consumables as a repeat kit.

    Man Crates Response: Hi Al, thank you so much for your feedback!

    Please shoot us a message at guys@mancrates.com and we would be very happy to further assist you with this.

    Have an CRATE day!

    5.0
    Elaine Morita
    Aug 7th 2023
    A hit

    My dad is hard to shop for, but he stated he enjoyed putting the knife together (the entire process). Thanks mancrates!

    5.0
    Angus
    Jul 22nd 2023
    Great fun, super satisfying, and a damn good blade!

    An ex-boss got me this as a gift, knowing I'm a keen cook. As soon as I saw the forged blade I knew I was going to have fun making this, as well as using it.

    I have plenty of tools in the ol' shed but stuck to the kit as it shipped, more as a challenge than anything.

    Crafting this by hand, taking my time over it, and perfecting the grip, made it even the more special. I have professional Zwilling and Wuestoff knives, and I often still find myself reaching for this lovely knife as a favorite, not only because I crafted it and have a bond with it, but actually because it's also just a damn good blade that holds an edge really well (I set it at 15 degrees and keep it super sharp) but the balance is ideal, the handle is a good fit for my hands, and the depth and length of the blade make it a really versatile all-round utility knife.

    One neat trick if you want even better control over the blade (this might help you shape the handle): hold your index finger against the heel (widest part) of the blade as you use it, to stabilize it. That gives you amazing control and precision with a wider blade.

    5.0
    Sass
    Oct 14th 2021
    HUBBY LOVED IT!

    I got this as a Christmas present for my hubby last year. It took him a while, but he finally finished making this knife and he absolutely LOVES it! It's now his favorite knife and he's asking for another type of knife for this Christmas. I definitely recommend this!

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