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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by deckerhead, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. deckerhead

    deckerhead New Member

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    Good day....new to forum. I'm in construction and have dabbled in woodworking/cabinetry for over 30 years now. Had a buddy that used to make knives back 100 years ago...lol. I've always been intrigued and fascinated.......but really don't want to get into the whole metal forge/kiln thing and sharpening or polishing. Id like to start off with a kit first ? or some pre finished blanks. Any or all advice will help. :cool:
     
  2. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    jantz.com is one of many...............
    welcome to the forum, great bunch of guys here, lots of good info , feel free to ask away , don't be shy on the questions , this is a fairly small group of enthusiast that are ready and willing to help..........
    good luck and keep it fun......welcome to the addiction !!!

    Rob
     
  3. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome to the forums.

    There are some places that offer knife blanks, like Jantz Supply or knifekits.com. They have a variety of kits from large bowies down to small folders. Keep in mind those places rely on you to know if the kit you order is legal in your jurisdiction, so know what you're getting. And don't forget to post some pictures for us to see!

    If you decide you want to move beyond a kit knife, you don't need a forge, anvil, or kiln to make knives. Lots of very good knives are made with simple hand tools.
     
  4. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Welcome to th forum. We have a great bunch of guys here in all skill levels, and everyone seems to be more than willing to help out or answer questions. As Rob and Myth said, don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have. The group may be relatively small so far, but the knowledge base is very extensive. As was said, you don't need a forge, kiln, or some fancy machines to make some very nice and very functional knives. A good knife can be made from scratch for a few bucks in steel, another few in handle material, some files and some sandpaper. Sure it's a bit more work, but the knife will perform just as well. As far as the hardening and heat treating, there are a good number of guys, both professional and hobby guys, who do heat treating for themselves and others. There is also the option to send it to knifemaker.ca, peters heat treat, Paul pos, darrin sanders, etc. they will all do a great job on various steels.
     
  5. deckerhead

    deckerhead New Member

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    So.....decided to jump into Damascus !....lol . Trying to figure out whether to order a blade from Jantz or if their is a Canadian supplier ? I really like Stag/Deer handle look and Jantz has all needed for my build. Has anyone had trouble getting stuff into Canada from them ?
     
  6. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    I have only ordered once from jantz but didn't have any issues. For blanks and everything else you could always look at knifekits.com or Texasknifemaker as well. They both carry Damascus blades. I have no experience with any of these places blades as I grind my own but I have not had any issues ordering anything else from them. All my kydex and hardware comes from knifekits
     
  7. Tony Manifold

    Tony Manifold New Member

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    http://www.knifemaker.ca/home.php?cat=294

    He doesn't have the variety a site like jantz does but you will save a fortune on shipping and duty fees by buying Canadian.

    BTW if you don't see what you want drop him a line as he has been known not to keep his site up to date.
     

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