Knife Making Kit

43 reviews
  • $74.99

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In The Box

Blade Buddies

  • Shawnee Skinner Blade
  • Maple Handle Scale Set
  • Brass Bolster Set
  • Leather Pouch Sheath
  • Mosaic Pins

Shape, Sand, and Finish

  • Man Crates Knife Making Guide
  • 2-Ton Syringe Epoxy
  • Rasp & File Set
  • Graded Sandpaper Set
  • Bench Vise
  • Wood Finish

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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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 maple burl 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 17th 2018

    By nature, I am the world's worst gift giver and my husband is the best. This knife kit was a Hail Mary pass before I declared our home a gift free zone. It was more than a win. It was a sweet sweet victory. Thank you man crates. For knowing my husband better than I do, lol!

    Jun 7th 2018
    Loved it!

    Husband loved this! The knife is nice and sharp and great quality. The finished product was super nice and it made for a great weekend project. Definitely looking forward to getting some of the other knife kits.

    Semo Lalic
    May 6th 2018

    My wife bought this for me as a birthday gift. As soon as I saw what it was I knew it’d be fun. Couldn’t wait to make it my own. It took me about 6 hours and i enjoyed every minute.

    Adrian M.
    Mar 31st 2018
    Knife Handle Kit

    My wife bought me this kit for X-mas 2017. I'm a hobby guy and I watch a lot of Forged In Fire. She knew I'd love this kit. I don't own a forge, nor will I ever, blacksmithing is just not in my future. That being said I've always enjoyed wood working and being able to shape my own handle and customize the fit has been a great experience. No this is not a "Knife Making Kit." This was an enjoyable project and lasted me about a week. I've only got two steps left: 1. Stain the Sheath, 2. Shape the Sheath.

    Stan Lewandowski
    Mar 21st 2018
    Almost great

    I hope you hired a new machinist!! In my kit, the pins did NOT fit the bolsters or line up with the "tang"!! It is good to have a complete drill index and a drill press to clean up the misfits. It seems like a nice project for about 60 hrs. the almost great review is because of the misfits and the crappy cardboard box you ship in.

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