Folding Knife Making Kit

36 reviews


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In The Box

  • 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.

How It Ships

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

  • Orders placed by noon PST will ship out same day
    Orders placed by noon PST will ship out same day
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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

    Dee Dee
    Dec 29th 2019

    Man Crates has so many awesome gifts -- many I would love to give to so many manly relatives and friends. Finally I gave the Folding Knife Making Kit to my brother for Christmas. Since it did not come in a crate I opted for the duct tape gift wrap. :D

    This was the best gift ever! My brother is so delighted with the vise, etc.

    Thank you for this! Well Done.

    Dec 9th 2019
    Man crate with no crate

    I just assumed all man crates a crate. Read the whole description or you’ll pay $150 for a man-cardboard box.

    Man Crates Response: Hey there,

    Thanks for your feedback, we're sorry to hear you were disappointed in your order! While we love sealing up great gifts inside wooden crates, we understand that not every recipient appreciates the sweat and struggle that can go into liberating them. That’s why we’ve added a variety of items to our spread that ship out in other ways. Your gift could arrive in one of a few forms depending which item(s) you order, and if you’d like that gift wrapped in our Diabolical Duct Tape Cocoon.

    If you’re in the market for our namesake crates, keep an eye out for anything on our site that has “Crate” in the title. We’ve included a photo on each Product Description Page as well as just inside your Shopping Cart, letting you know this item is a crated one, and that it comes with one of our Man Crates crowbars.

    We do our best to let you know how the item is shipping by showing a photo on the product’s page and in your cart of how the item ships. We also let you know how the item is packaged in the product description itself.

    That being said, we're happy to work with you to make this right by offering a discount or to arrange a cost free and hassle free return pick-up at the location of your choice if you just want a full refund. Give us a call at 866-902-7260 and we'll do our best to make you happy, thanks!

    -Team Man Crates

    Rebecca Lewis
    Feb 15th 2019
    Awesome product and customer service

    I got this project box for my husband for valentines day. He LOVED it! He thought it was so cool and was very excited to get started. He also said the tools included are super handy as he does wood working and metal working and he can use it for future projects as well.
    Our box came with a few missing parts so I messaged the guys at Mancrates and they not only refunded our previous shipping cost, they also sent us an entire new package (since they don't carry the pieces individually) at no cost to us, and said we can keep the previous incomplete box! It means extra tools for my husband and a raving review from me :) Love Mancrates and I will definitely be ordering from them in the future!

    Chelsea Russell
    Feb 12th 2019
    My. Dad. Loved. This!

    Got this for my pops about 2 years ago. He's very good with building thingsand putting things together so it only took him a day or two. What I DIDNT expect was the amount of time he would take to find the perfect image to carve onto the handle of the knife! It was about 8 months that he spent meticulously looking for what to carve, and then went out and bought carving supplies! My dad retired so I really appreciated the time he spent messing with this. Im constantly looking for little DIY projects like this to keep him busy. He loved it and was so proud when the whole thing came together he couldn't stop talking about it! Great gift!

    Joe Caverly
    Jan 11th 2019
    SS Hits Another 1 Out of The Park

    Well i have to say Man Crates and my girl have done it again. This is the 2nd knife build kit my girl has gotten for me from Man Crates and it is wonderful. I never leave the house without a knife in my pocket and now its 1 that i was able to assemble and have pride in. SS you are always on point(play on words intended) when you buy from MC. Cant wait to see the next project