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Aug 5th 2023
Really great gift, really great customer service
I got this kit for my husband’s birthday. He absolutely loved it. It turned out beautifully. We had some issues with the handling during shipping but customer service was great and fixed it quickly. There’s a whole team of people working behind the scenes ready to help. I would do this again if I had another knife enthusiast in my life.
May 26th 2023
DIY knife kit
Ordered a knife kit and an extra knife blade. The individual helping me was very helpful. I will be ordering other items in the future.
Feb 11th 2023
Knife Making Kit
Had a small issue during the build and without hesitation I received replacement components in a week to complete my build. Five stars for U
Jan 12th 2023
I received this for a Christmas gift if you have anyone if your life who uses a knife they will lose their mind opening this guy. Good quality steel, sheath, scapes, and tools as well!
Mar 12th 2022
SHIPPING fast, knife is so good
Feb 19th 2022
He loved it!
I bought this as a birthday gift for my hubby and he loved it! He started working on it the minute he took it out of the box. Oh, the pride in his face when he showed it off a couple of days later. He even branded the leather sheath. He did recommended taping the knife while making it. His slip pf the hand almost cost him some stitches. Lol! Great gift!
Feb 10th 2022
Awesome customer service
Christmas gift for my boyfriend and he loved making it. The sheath had glue in the inside. Man crates sent him a whole new kit! Thank you so much.
Feb 8th 2022
Excellent Customer Service
I bought this kit for my husband. He had already finished the tanto kit.
He got in a hurry and bent the bolster pins and damaged the bolsters and pins taking it apart.
The Man Crates staff said they would send the spare parts at no charge. Rather than just sending those replacement parts. They sent a whole new set (blade, scales, bolsters, pins, glue, sheath)
Great job team!
Dec 25th 2021
Got this for the love of my life for Christmas and he practically dived right in to get started. He was so happy and can't wait to finish it.
Dec 5th 2021
Loved this knife kit my wife bought me for Christmas in 2020. Well planned out and went together with ease. Working on my 2nd knife kit now. Can’t wait to get it finished. I’m going to attach my own style handle on this one. Can’t wait to see the outcome.
Jul 5th 2021
First time knife maker
Absolutely loved this kit. My first knife was a success. I’m going to make this my new hobby.
May 18th 2021
50th Birthday Gift
I received this as a 50th birthday present from my brother. I couldn’t have asked for a better gift. I took it on vacation and spent two days working on it. I’ll carry this knife with pride and love. Thank you little brother.
Jan 29th 2021
Neat and tidy... a great project
I am an amateur knifemaker, and my wife got this for me over the holidays. I was a little unsure about assembling a “kit knife” because I work from scratch... but it was a blast! I was able to concentrate on fitment, handle geometry and fitting, and the stain/finish on the handle scales. It was nice to not source the pins, handle scales, grind the blade, set the bevels, etc... this was all ready for fit up and assembly. The pins were tight...they had to be adjusted and shaved down to get through the frame, and the drill bit included was too tight for the handle scales. But luckily I had the experience and tools needed to quickly fit it up. Take your time, adjust the pins not the (hardened) knife handle, and enjoy the luxury of having all the little parts all ready to go before you glue up...that is a true rarity in knife building!
Jan 23rd 2021
Awesome DIY kit
Got this for Christmas from my wonderful wife and it turned out to be the best gift I could have received. A few days worth of work and this knife is in tip top shape.
Jan 7th 2021
Son gave for Christmas present. Great gift. I've got the handle on now and have it in the shape it will remain. Lots of sanding and polishing ahead. 90% of the work is the last 10% of the finishing!! Great idea and project.
Jan 1st 2021
Shawnee skinner knife
Got one for Christmas. Got right on it and finished in three days. Did not like the maple so I used some hedge. Also called Osage Orange. Very hard wood. Knife was very sharp right out of the box. Used my wood burner to monogram the handle and sheath. Used some power tools to shape and saved some time, but final finishing was hand rubbed. Gonna get another.
Dec 30th 2020
Perfect gift for the crafty guy
Got this for my 14 year old who collects knives. He wants to be a farier and lives working with metal and wood. This knife was a great project to put his workshop to use and hone his skills! He wants 5 more to give to friends! Thanks man crates!
Dec 13th 2020
Beautiful kit, what a nice project
My son gave me this for my birthday, I was busy for several weeks, then I opened the box and really looked at what was inside. The blade was of such quality it was a pleasant surprise. Years ago I built a 50 cal. Percussion cap pistol, so I was excited to do another project from a kit. I have a full workshop in my home so I have a lot of power tools, makes the job a little easier. Two days of hard work and I have the finished project. Thanks for a great kit.
Oct 19th 2020
Mom for the WIN!!
Got this for my son last Christmas. Biggest hit EVER. He had bought other kits but they did not include everything and he couldn't figure them out and threw them to the side. This kit has EVERYTHING! He made this beautiful knife and learned what he needed for the others. Mom for the WIN! THANK YOU!!!
Oct 1st 2020
Received the kit from my parents for my birthday and finished it over about two weeks just periodically working on it for an hour here and there. I did substitute in some walnut for the scales as the maple that came with the kit had relatively straight grain and not much character. This was my first time fitting and dyeing a sheath but used a wire brush to lightly rough the surface so it took more of the color and resealed it with the wood finish that came in the kit. I was really happy with the resulting fit and finish. The blade itself was sharper than I expected. Mine was just shy of being able to shave. I plan on sharpening and stropping the edge further.
Recommendations... give some options with the kit. I have a decent tool selection so the files, rasp and vise weren’t really needed in my case. Material options for the scales, blade shape/material options... that sort of thing.
Overall, a fun kit that helped occupy some down time in this CrAzY year!
Jun 28th 2020
For Father’s Day my girlfriend got my this kit. Honestly had no idea at first glance what it was. But as I frequently watch forged in fire I picked it up right away. I love knives and feel naked without one, everyone in my shop frequently brings me their knives to sharpen or polish as I have an assortment of stones, and other things. But this took it to a whole other level. The blade looks superb and was very sharp out of the box. I worked on this knife and sheath for 5 days straight about 4 hours per day until it was finished. Love it. The materials were great, tools worked perfectly and good quality, and was just a blast to build. I now carry it rather than my Kershaw. Can’t wait to do another. Would love to just be able to get more blades and pins instead of the whole kit, but I digress. Well worth it.
Jun 25th 2020
His friends are jealous
NOTE: THIS KNIFE DOES NOT COME IN A CRATE! Please read the description carefully.
Bought this for my boyfriend as a “just because” gift. I opted for the duct tape packaging — he opened it with his pocketknife! I was hoping he’d go the old fashioned way and try opening it with just his hands lol.
He’s preserving the box it came in, wonderful duct taping job really!
He’s most of the way done with the knife and he loves it! He said he wants another one already lol. We went to our friend’s house and he brought it along to get some help for the first part of it, since he didn’t want to mess anything up. Unexpectedly, one of his acquaintances was there and this guy makes knives for a living. He was very impressed with the set and praised the quality of the tools, wood, and blade.
Thank you guys so much for such a wonderful and fun project for my boyfriend! It gave him something to do instead of staring at a TV playing video games all day lol.
Definitely recommend Man Crates to everyone who's never tried them!
Jun 12th 2020
THANK YOU SO MUCH
I received a gift from my girlfriend, I was so excited, I discovered the threads for the bolster were a little crooked, I was disappointed I couldnt start working on it right away. I emailed. M.C. about it and 2 days later I received a whole new kit.with a note telling me to keep the other one to do with as I pleased..I've never expected such great,fast service and you mean 100% satisfaction guarantee..thank you again.now I'm getting a different knife kit for myself..
Jan 6th 2020
Created a Knife making monster
I bought this gift for my boyfriend who is the biggest outdoorsman and he loved it so much that his new hobby is making knives. He gave this knife to his son who was so amazed that his Dad made it. It is a great gift for someone who enjoys making things.
Dec 28th 2019
My wife got me this knife kit for Christmas. We like to watch the knife making show on T.V., so she knew I would enjoy this. I will say that even though the blade is finished, it still takes more than 3 hours to attach the handle, at least for me, and that's OK.