Knife Making Kit

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In The Box

  • Shawnee Skinner Blade (Knife tang may vary slightly from photo.)
  • Maple Handle Scale Set
  • Brass Bolster Set
  • Leather Pouch Sheath
  • Mosaic Pins
  • Man Crates Knife Making Guide
  • 2-Ton Syringe Epoxy
  • Rasp & File Set
  • Graded Sandpaper Set
  • Bench Vise
  • Wood Finish

NOTE: 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!

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The Knife Life

We don't know much about the guy who wrote, "the pen is mightier than the sword," except that he probably wasn't using his sword right.

Ask any honest farmhand, Japanese chef, or the two most dangerous ninja turtles, and they'll tell you a sharp blade is the most virtuous and versatile tool a man can wield. A trusty, fixed blade won't bend, break, or stray from its owner's side; when the going gets tough, the tough get cut.

But unlike men and Socialist paychecks, not all knives are created equal. We've found that the knives guys trust the most are ones they make themselves. The Knife Making Project Kit gives every guy the opportunity to design, craft, and perfect his new best friend.

Shanks For The Memories

The Knife Making Kit is fronted by a 440c stainless-steel Shawnee Skinner blade crafted in Japan, home of the samurai. This hollow ground blade features a thumb notch for comfortable handling and easy maneuverability, and is manufactured with the durability to outlast its maker.

We've blurred the line between trendy, polished tools and dangerously sharp fashion accessories by including curly maple handle scales, classy brass bolsters, ornately-designed mosaic pins, and a top-grain, vegetable-tanned leather sheath. The knife will develop its own unique character through the process of shaping and staining.

Handle With Care

A dependable knife should instill fear and apprehension into its foes, not its handler, so we've included all the tools needed to rid it of stray splinters and extraneous wood.

Like the chisels of Michelangelo, a gamut of rasps and files, graded sandpapers, and a portable bench vise will give birth to a precision carved masterpiece. And for final touches, a wood finish to pull out the unique grains of the maple burl handle.

The Knife Making Kit contains everything needed for hours of knife crafting in the garage, and a lifetime of handling out in the world.

Customer Reviews

    Jun 28th 2020

    For Father’s Day my girlfriend got my this kit. Honestly had no idea at first glance what it was. But as I frequently watch forged in fire I picked it up right away. I love knives and feel naked without one, everyone in my shop frequently brings me their knives to sharpen or polish as I have an assortment of stones, and other things. But this took it to a whole other level. The blade looks superb and was very sharp out of the box. I worked on this knife and sheath for 5 days straight about 4 hours per day until it was finished. Love it. The materials were great, tools worked perfectly and good quality, and was just a blast to build. I now carry it rather than my Kershaw. Can’t wait to do another. Would love to just be able to get more blades and pins instead of the whole kit, but I digress. Well worth it.

    Jun 25th 2020
    His friends are jealous

    NOTE: THIS KNIFE DOES NOT COME IN A CRATE! Please read the description carefully.

    Bought this for my boyfriend as a “just because” gift. I opted for the duct tape packaging — he opened it with his pocketknife! I was hoping he’d go the old fashioned way and try opening it with just his hands lol.

    He’s preserving the box it came in, wonderful duct taping job really!

    He’s most of the way done with the knife and he loves it! He said he wants another one already lol. We went to our friend’s house and he brought it along to get some help for the first part of it, since he didn’t want to mess anything up. Unexpectedly, one of his acquaintances was there and this guy makes knives for a living. He was very impressed with the set and praised the quality of the tools, wood, and blade.

    Thank you guys so much for such a wonderful and fun project for my boyfriend! It gave him something to do instead of staring at a TV playing video games all day lol.

    Definitely recommend Man Crates to everyone who's never tried them!

    Ramon Mejia
    Jun 12th 2020

    I received a gift from my girlfriend, I was so excited, I discovered the threads for the bolster were a little crooked, I was disappointed I couldnt start working on it right away. I emailed. M.C. about it and 2 days later I received a whole new kit.with a note telling me to keep the other one to do with as I pleased..I've never expected such great,fast service and you mean 100% satisfaction guarantee..thank you I'm getting a different knife kit for myself..

    Jan 6th 2020
    Created a Knife making monster

    I bought this gift for my boyfriend who is the biggest outdoorsman and he loved it so much that his new hobby is making knives. He gave this knife to his son who was so amazed that his Dad made it. It is a great gift for someone who enjoys making things.

    Shane A Aydelott
    Dec 28th 2019
    Fun gift

    My wife got me this knife kit for Christmas. We like to watch the knife making show on T.V., so she knew I would enjoy this. I will say that even though the blade is finished, it still takes more than 3 hours to attach the handle, at least for me, and that's OK.

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