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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.

Knife Making Kit

$149.99
91 reviews

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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Seriously, just call or text us at (866) 902-7260 or shoot us an email at guys@mancrates.com.

Story

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

    Eric
    Jul 5th 2021
    First time knife maker

    Absolutely loved this kit. My first knife was a success. I’m going to make this my new hobby.

    Anthony Williams
    May 18th 2021
    50th Birthday Gift

    I received this as a 50th birthday present from my brother. I couldn’t have asked for a better gift. I took it on vacation and spent two days working on it. I’ll carry this knife with pride and love. Thank you little brother.

    Dan
    Jan 29th 2021
    Neat and tidy... a great project

    I am an amateur knifemaker, and my wife got this for me over the holidays. I was a little unsure about assembling a “kit knife” because I work from scratch... but it was a blast! I was able to concentrate on fitment, handle geometry and fitting, and the stain/finish on the handle scales. It was nice to not source the pins, handle scales, grind the blade, set the bevels, etc... this was all ready for fit up and assembly. The pins were tight...they had to be adjusted and shaved down to get through the frame, and the drill bit included was too tight for the handle scales. But luckily I had the experience and tools needed to quickly fit it up. Take your time, adjust the pins not the (hardened) knife handle, and enjoy the luxury of having all the little parts all ready to go before you glue up...that is a true rarity in knife building!

    Andrew
    Jan 23rd 2021
    Awesome DIY kit

    Got this for Christmas from my wonderful wife and it turned out to be the best gift I could have received. A few days worth of work and this knife is in tip top shape.

    David S Smith
    Jan 7th 2021
    Knife

    Son gave for Christmas present. Great gift. I've got the handle on now and have it in the shape it will remain. Lots of sanding and polishing ahead. 90% of the work is the last 10% of the finishing!! Great idea and project.

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