WoodRiver - Tanto Style Knife Kit
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From cutting and marking in the shop, to hunting and camping, to preparing a simple meal, a good knife is indispensable. Mass-produced knives can be found for every budget and use. But custom knives, which are often far more attractive, tend to get expensive very quickly.
Of course, the ultimate custom knife would include a hand-forged and hand-sharpened blade. If you’re not up for the expense and dirty work of such an endeavor, you can still experience the pride of a well-crafted and functional addition to your tool collection. All you need is a knife kit.
ditch the threaded rivets
Knife itself is nice, a great value. Threaded rivets are not worth the hassle. To use them you have to thin the handle stock so they can sit on top or countersink each side of the handle exactly so that the threads meet but are not loose. With typical 3/8 scales that means counter sink depths of 1/8 to 3/16 per side. Make sure you have a drill press or a tight stop collar on your bit for countersinking and a very sharp bit to avoid tearing out the hole. Much easier to pay a couple of dollars for steel or brass pin stock that can simply be cut to length and sits flush with the surface.
Couldn't be more pleased!
I ordered the Tanto, the Spear Point and the Skinner. These blades are very substantial and arrived on the day promised. What an incredible value at $9.99 each but are worth the full price. I can't wait to complete these.... heading to Woodcraft tomorrow to pick out some dimensional exotic wood! Thanks Woodcraft! Very pleased with you guys!
Awesome knife kit
What makes this kit great is that you can finish it in a weekend! It is a quality knife kit and fun to make. You do not need the countersinks, as I used drill bits from an index, just use calipers to find the right sizes. If you do not have a drill index, then countersinks to match may be the way to go, but I have not used them. Thanks for reading!
Great kit, well balanced knife
I use the knife primarily as a work tool, but its balance and, so far, edge holding ability is excellent.
Reasonable knife kit.
This knife kit is pretty solid. I was not a fan of the rivets supplied so I am using just using peened steel rod instead. The blade does show signs of tool marks but its nothing a few passes with sandpaper could not fix. I am using paduk for the scales I do wish there was a model with a steel or brass bolster.
Tanto just the best fixed blade availabl
These are some of the best Knife Blanks available
Great Knife Blade
This is really a great blade! I would have given it a 5 rating if came with almost ANY other pin type for attaching the scales. Corby rivets, Loveless bolts or even plain old compression rivets would be a better choice in my opinion. Overall, the blade is well made of heavy stainless steel of seemingly good quality. I didn't use the lanyard hole but it's there if one wants to install one. I would recommend this knife to anyone.
wonderful blade to ad your own handle
This blade is strong, durable and very well made...it is worth the money!
Easy to work with,everything came together for a great fit.
very nice looking
I only have had time to look at this blade because less then a week from delivery my shop burned down. so its still on my desk.
Lots of fun
This is a fun simple project that can be done by a beginner with limited tools. I completed this with the countersinks, epoxy, clamps, and file set.
excellent knife kit for the price
the screw together rivets have small heads that were almost useless unless (I assume) you buy their special stepped bit. I will be using squeeze rivets with their larger heads
These are awesome knives!
Nice starter knife kit
The only draw back is that there are no "alinement pins" included for the handle sides, I had to "make" alinement pins using nails, 2 different size pieces of (color coded) rod that fit the holes in the blank would greatly aid in the alinement and drilling
I bought 2 Tanto's good knife
I like the knife I bought 2 of them to build for my self and I sold both of them so I am going to pick up 4 more of them so I could have one for my self.