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Chef Knife Making Kit

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Most chefs can make a great meal, the Chef Knife Making Kit is for the man who wants to make a great knife too.

Ships immediately! Orders placed by 3PM local time ship out the same day.

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About This Gift

Project kit
  1. 1 Project Kit Instructions

    Whether he reads it or not is up to him, but he can't say he didn't see it.

  2. 2 Customizable Gift Note

    This is where you give him the warm and fuzzies. Helpful hints provided at checkout.

  3. 3 Project Kit Organizer

    Everything he needs is neatly organized and displayed in this cardboard box.

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.

Each and every Chef Knife Making Kit comes hand-packed with these items curated by our team:

  • 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.

All orders placed before 3pm local time will ship the same day.

  • How do I know if my gift will arrive in time for the big day?

    Great question. When checking out, you can select your gift’s guaranteed arrival date. We’ll show you all the shipping options and costs, and you can select which one works best.

    In general, we abide by the Rule of Three:

    If you’re order is placed before 3pm local time, we’ll ship it out that same business day.

    If your order is placed after the 3pm cutoff, well, all hope is lost…kidding! We’ll have your gift out first thing the next business day.

    NOTE: Any gifts with personalized items will require an extra 1-2 business days so we can manufacture it to perfection.

  • I’d like to surprise him. Could you deliver his gift on a specific day? Pretty please?

    Well, since you asked so nicely...of course!

    When choosing shipping options in checkout, you can also select a later delivery date. We’ll keep his gift safe and sound in our warehouse until it’s time to send it.

    Pro-Tip: You can choose delivery dates well into the future, so you could select and schedule all your important gifts for the rest of the year. How clever and responsible of you!

Not only was I excited to send it, but he was thrilled to receive it!

Real Customer Reviews

    Nov 15th 2018
    Chef Knife

    I bought this for my husband for his birthday. He's always wanted to make a knife so I thought this would be fun without having to invest in a forge! He is also a very good cook so what better than a chef knife. He had so much fun putting this knife together! It is absolutely the most beautiful knife we have and it is so sharp I'm almost afraid to use it! I would recommend this gift to everyone!

    Oct 31st 2017
    At A Glance...

    Got this for the Mister as a Christmas present so he hasn't seen it yet, BUT I opened to make sure all the goodies were there (they are) and I was very impressed with the quality of the knife blade itself and the set of hand tools. When the accessory box seemed to have some weight to it, I knew they were well made. I can't wait until he opens it and gets going on it. Definitely will be back in a couple months for a hands on review.

    Jan 22nd 2018
    Really awesome kit

    The instructions were perfect and ALL the materials were high quality. Super happy with this knife.

    Patricia Frerich
    Apr 23rd 2018
    Husband LOVED it!!!

    I purchased this kit for my husband for Valentine's day. He loved it and was so surprised that I found such an awesome gift that suited him perfect. It took him a few weeks before he got a chance to make it. But when he did, it turned out absolutely beautiful and makes the perfect kitchen knife. It's super sharp and we use it for all our cooking needs. ( He didn't know it was for me too. LOL) I made him promise not to go on your website because I am planning on another knife making set for our anniversary in May.

    Apr 28th 2018
    Super High Quality

    Bought this kit for the boyfriend for Valentine's Day. He was super surprised but loved it. The finished product is absolutely gorgeous. Worth every penny.

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