Folding Knife Making Kit

$114.99
22 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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Story

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

    Dave Ditzel
    Mar 23rd 2018
    Great knife worth every penny

    I received this knife as a Christmas present. I waited a few weeks before I had time to work on shaping the handle. The liner, screws, pivot guides, blade stop stud, and blade were easy to put together. So easy it took maybe 5-10 minutes. I did not use the supplied handle material, instead I used some left over quilted maple scraps from a wood working project. After getting the handles cut to the proper size I spent a couple of hours turning the wood to fit my hand comfortably. I am blown away by the quality of the knife blade. I have a Zero Tolerance with and Elmax Stainless Steel blade. This blade gets just as sharp and stays just as sharp for longer. I would recommend this knife to anyone looking to get a great pocket knife. Only con against this knife is that the thumb stud tends to loosen with repeated use. Might have been a better decision to include the ability to press fit the thumb studs or include blue lock tight.

    This.is.me.
    Mar 7th 2018
    Doesn't come in a crate, overpriced!

    I got this for my husband and overall, he loved it. However, I was super disappointed that it didn't come in a crate. It does say it on the product page so I can't blame the company for it (which is frustrating in itself) but the company's name is misleading. Also, I feel like its totally overpriced. Aside from these two complains, it made a good gift. It took him a long time to complete it but once he did, he loved the results!

    Bob
    Feb 19th 2018
    Sweet kit

    I received the kit from my children for my 50th Birthday wasn’t aware that man crates even existed until I received this gift. I loved it this kit was really enjoyable took me a better part of a Sunday to get it finished and I love the knife it feels nice in my hand and operates beautifully great kit!!!!

    Roxanne Broadaway
    Feb 7th 2018
    Dissappointed!

    I was expecting an actual wooden crate. It came in cardboard box. I opened it and there were 2 other smaller boxes inside containing the tools for the kit. I was underwhelmed. Sure isn't worth $115! Probably won't purchase again....but great gift ideas for men, just overpriced and the company name is misleading...manCRATES.

    Don
    Jan 16th 2018
    Great knife project

    Went together just right, I filled in the top with a small piece of hard wood its held in place with the cross posts and screws

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