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Good Supplier Reviews

Discussion in 'Canadian Suppliers' started by mwilson, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. mwilson

    mwilson New Member

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    Hi guys,

    A while back I came across Canadian Knifemaker Supply. I have yet to purchase anything from them yet, but I thought it was great to see a canadian supplier. My thread is not geared to advertise for them, more I am wondering if anyone has done business with them, and what their experience has been.

    I figure it doesn't hurt to ask around before I start to send my money that direction.

    Any feedback or opinions are welcome.

    Thanks
     
  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I buy stuff from them about once a month. Great people, never any problems. Postage rates are fair. Recommended.

    If I buy a 10" piece it is always cut 10" or more and they write on the steel what it is (steel type, thickness, width and length.)

    They also offer a HT service which I haven't used, but I have heard good things about. And PayPal works for me!

    Dan
     
  3. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    I can't think of a bad thing to say about them. I have ordered from there a dozen times or more probably without any issues. Once a package arrived about 10 days late but that was Canada post as it was lost at one point so no fault of Robs. Service is fast and friendly and they have always been very upfront on sources and material information.
     
  4. Rob W

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    a few years back before I bought my Paragon Rob did my heat treating , did a good job
     
  5. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    Rob and Marilyn Ridley who own and operate Canadian Knifemaker Supply are super people to deal with. Very helpful, very professional, and excellent service and prices. No, I don't work for them LOL, but I'm a customer who's very happy with the products and service they provide. I highly recommend them!

    Jim T
     
  6. lordsnow

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    I bought a 6" x 36" piece of 154cm off them. It was shipped right away. Great service!
     
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    alanf New Member

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    I order from Canadian Knifemaker a few times a year stocking up on supplies for my school shop. They have so far been great, they send what I order, and parts are usually shipped the next day.
    Alan
     
  8. Brad

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    I can't say enough good about Rob and Marilyn, great people to deal with. I had a real shipping nightmare with my order of parks 50 from Rob and Marilyn. They went above and beyond to make sure I got my order.
     
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    My dad and I took a road trip to their place a couple weeks ago. They are super awesome people and always make things right. I've ordered from them quite a few times and have nothing bad to say about them or their service. Marilyn makes a good cup of coffee to top it off! :) we were only planning on staying there for a little while but we ended up visiting for almost three hours!
     
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    yah they are great, i need to make another order soon from them.
     
  11. metal99

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    They were able to order you parks 50?
     
  12. Hyde_me

    Hyde_me New Member

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    I recently ordered some steel from them and the only problem is they had it to me before i could even start drawing up a template!
    Super friendly and quick with suggestions for the novices among us.
     
  13. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Ya sometimes I get the Canada Post shipping notice email and the parcel is already in my mail box!
    First world problems eh? LOL

    Dan
     
  14. Brad

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    A couple years ago Rob got a pallet of Parks 50, I don't know if he is going to do it again. Personally I would get another pail if he gets it again, just to have.
     
  15. jeff

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    I was just checking out knife maker.ca web site looks like he carries a wide variety of steel that i can't find here in ontario. I have only ordered from Jantz and steel baron out of the states. I was wondering what shipping rates across canada would be compared to ordering from the states
     
  16. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Canadian Knifemaker Supply uses Canada Post, so it will depend size and weight. I paid $14.40 shipping for around 60" of 1/8" x 1-1/2" and 3/32" x 2" steel. You can see the shipping charges before finishing the checkout online.
    The problem that I have with the US suppliers is the exchange rate. What looked like a good deal became 30% more expensive and has a ridiculous US $32 freight charge, which is really $41 Canadian.

    Mike Mossington sent me a 36" piece of 1/8" x 2" CPM154 from Ontario to Alberta and the postage was around $20. So postage is not that bad in the big picture.

    Dan
     
  17. BigUglyMan

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    Given the exchange rate and the fact that you'll have to pay GST and quite possibly a UPS handling fee you're probably WAY ahead to order from Rob and Marilyn.
     
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    I have a question about knifemaker.ca, how do you order a specific length from them?
    It says 'sold per linear inch' but when you place an order it only ask me for Quantity..
    Does the 'Quantity' represent the inches? Or am I missing something?
    I wanted to order 2 flat bars of ~14 inches but it only add more "inches or quantity" for that metal.

    It's my first time ordering metals :)

    And another question, what size I should get for making my first Survival/Bushcraft Sword.
    I was looking at 1/8 x 2" but not sure if this would be strong enough to hack woods. (probably is)
     
  19. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    In the cart it shows inches as units. So 28 of something is 28 inches.
    I usually add to cart the particular steel. It adds (qty 1 inches), then I go to the cart and adjust the inches to the right amount.
    If you want two pieces, order 28 inches, and add a note at checking asking for two 14" pieces.

    My take on a bushcraft knife is it's usually on the hefty side. Alan Wood's original Woodlores were 5/32" O1.

    Not sure what a Bushcraft Sword is but it sounds like fun!

    Dan
     
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  20. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I called and asked on my first order, wanted to be sure I didn't get 36 1" pieces of steel. She had a good laugh
     
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