Ordering a custom knife.

After many years of taking custom orders, for the time being I am closing my books. I have major shows upcoming and two different jury reviews in the next two years. I have not had time to work on specific skills due to the volume of orders. I will still be making knives available periodically to my mailing list.

My pricing is based on several factors.  One factor is the materials involved.  Better materials cost more.  For example, this price difference is seen between straight grain vs. burl wood, mosaic vs. solid pins, or stag vs. ivory.  Another factor is intricacy of construction.  A simple full tang knife with pinned handles takes less time to make than a knife with bolsters, a hidden tang, a guard, or liners.  Also, knives with a matte finish or machine finish take less time to construct than knives with a mirror finish.  Small knives are generally cheaper than large knives of similar construction, as there’s more time and materials involved in making a large knife.

I make all of the sheaths that go with my knives.   Generally a sheath is included in the price on most small and hunting style knives.  Occasionally a special sheath may be quoted separately.  I can make the sheath right or left handed, horizontal or vertical carry, depending on the knife and how the customer intends to use it.

 

Custom Knife Options
FAQ
  • Bare Bones
  • $150 to $200
  • Carbon Steel
  • Wood or Synthetic Handle
  • Standard pins
  • Basic sheath
  • The Basic Knife
  • $200 to $300
  • Carbon, Stainless or D2 steel
  • Burl or stabilized wood
  • Partial filework
  • Tooled Sheath
  • Show All Your Friends
  • $250 to $400+
  • Bolsters
  • Full Filework
  • Hamon (Carbon Only)
  • Sambar Stag or Ivory
  • The Works
  • $300+
  • Damascus
  • Double Bolsters
  • Filework Spacers
  • Fancy ivory

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