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Folding Knife Making Kit

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The Folding Knife Project Kit puts the amazing DIY experience of assembling and shaping a trusty custom folding knife into the palm of his hand.

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 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.

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

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

NOTE: Folding 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 14th 2016

    I thought he'd like this... but he loved it. He says it is one of the best presents he has ever gotten. He loves pocket knives, and is handy, but also loves customizing and personlizing things. He was able to make a personal knife that fits his hand perfectly, and he hasn't stopped telling me how great it is, how happy he is.

    I wish I could buy a gift like this for him every time.

    Worth every penny, super high-quality material, took him about 18 hours to finish. I bought it for him 3 days ago, haha.

    Riley Sherraden
    Dec 27th 2016
    Amazing quality

    these are extremely high quality products i was very impressed between the sturdy micarta handle and stainless steel blade i am confident that it will outlast me several times over and it holds an edge very well not to mention the pride of constructing and customizing your own knife

    Dec 26th 2016

    I bought this kit for my dad for Christmas and I don't think he could have been more happy!! He's very into knives, building things, and loves to tinker around with whatever. If you have someone that like these things as well, I highly suggest this. He was so impressed with everything in the box from the tools, to the little book mark that was in the instruction manual! I have bought from Man crates a few times and they never disappoint!! I will definitely be a repeat customer.

    Dec 27th 2016
    Killer (not literally)

    My daughter gave this to me for Christmas and l can't wait to put it together. Love the drop point blade and the Micarta scales. Shaping the scales will make it mine. You gotta love it. Read the instructions (that's a first for me) because it was a fun read. I like the construction, not cheap like most store bought knives. Thank you Gabby.

    Dave Woodward
    Dec 31st 2016

    My wife bought me this for Christmas. I have to say I'm Knife Nut and have several knifes. But this one has a real true meaning to me, since I was able to assemble and shape the handle to my own custom fit. I'm very impressed with the quality of the Stainless Steel blade and the Micarta scales. Would love to see another version. Maybe something a little slimmer with a spring assist....

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