Knife making

I had made a few knives in my day, and one sword (long long ago, and no, I don't still have it).

One of the places that has been around for awhile that has a good selection of supplies AND kits (for the beginner up to the master smith) is the Texas Knife Maker's Supply store

Another place that looks good, although I have never dealt with them is the MidWest Knife Makers supply

I also came across a place to get a Sheffield's Supply Catalog on line.

And then there is always the Jantz Supply site.

I hope these prove to be useful to you.


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TomášN42 years ago
Hello, here is good site for knife makers:
I am going to be getting into making some knives,  not forging, but stock removal as I can't justify making a forge and finding an anvil etc etc for something i've never done yet.

If anyone is looking for a Canadian knife supply store there is

Also if anyone is looking for info or inspiration I go to the british blades forum.   Lots of smart cookies there and get rookies like me quite excited
Hi Goodhart. I'm an amateur knife maker and wondering how I would go about making a knife with a folding and locking mechanism. Any Ideas?
Goodhart (author)  super moderator8 years ago
I haven't a clue on this one. Although, if you obtain one that does as you wish, but is broken (like the blade is snapped off or whatever) or is very inexpensive, you could disassemble it and maybe pick up some ideas that way. Just be careful of cutting yourself :-)
Ok, thanks. I was pointed to this site by another member. Check it out.
Take care,
There are quite a few sites which have shematics of famous kife brands like leatherman and buck, you could steal some of the ideas or just get creative and make your own
Goodhart (author)  Silverpoint8 years ago
Yeah, but to make a quality knife, it would cost much more to do it one's self than to purchase, but if you have the patience to work with good stainless steel, then I would say:   go for it :-) 
Goodhart (author)  super moderator8 years ago
Sorry for my delayed response.....Thank you for that reference
aj01-018 years ago
I have a made a few knives...they are paper though so I guess they don't count
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Goodhart (author)  aj01-018 years ago
Well, that is a start as far as design is concerned.   Better to make a paper mistake then one in metal and have to start over with it ;-)
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