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HOW DO I GET A KNIFE?
I know that selecting something such as a custom knife can be hard. I have many choices here and it can be overwhelming at times. Remembering who the knife is for or why you want one is a huge help. A wedding or anniversary? Birthday or Christmas? The following steps should assist in your decision making. Also, make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the Shop page to make sure you don't miss anything.
The first thing you have to do is look over the styles of knives I've made to-date. A Montana or Skinner for the hunter? A Rogue, Chimera or Renegade for a tactical/ fighting knife? A '307', Jasper or Coyote Works 2.0 for backpacking or every day carry? Something in the kitchen perhaps? No matter what you choose, you'll have many options in here to make your knife, yours.
HANDLE MATERIALS (THE SCALES)
The handle materials on a knife are called the scales. You'll have to look through the many woods or man made materials to get a feel for what's out there. Micarta and wood can be for the outdoors or tactical/ fighting life style. Both also lean towards the kitchen or the more collectable side as well. Only non-stabilized woods are recommended for uses other than the kitchen. Remember though, woods vary from piece to piece (like a fingerprint), I do my best to give you ample examples of what you'll get, the grain and colors that give the wood its character change. This also gives you, the customer, a knife no one else will have.
Like the scales on your knife, the pins can help make your knife have that personal touch. Whether a simple 1/4" round tube or a custom center decorative 10mm center pin. This will make the knife yours. Maybe you want your initials? A military logo? Spiderman or Batman? If you don't see a pin design, contact me and send me some artwork to see if I can get the pin your looking for.
If you wish to have custom engraving for one of my knives or a knife you currently own, simply email me at sales@ckknifeandtool or use to CONTACT tab to send me your request as well as any attached artwork or etching ideas and I can send you a cost. You can also select this option under the KNIVES tab as you are picking out a knife and all it's options.
SHEATH'S AND THE MATERIALS
Sheath's and their materials can range from thermoplastics like Kydex and Holstex to high grade leathers. Where Kydex and Holstex come standard, leather sheaths are a $250 upgrade. If you are not sure, look through the pictures to get a feel for what I do. And again, you can always send me an email with your questions.
AT THE END OF THE DAY...
Yes, there is a lot to go over and think about. The reason for my creating this website was to try and give each customer as much input as I possibly could to make their knife as unique as the owner. I am limited in many ways but I hope you'll find what your looking for. Remember, each knife I make is handmade by me and at the end of the day, no one else will have a knife exactly like yours.