Please read the following! I am a Professional Knifemaker by Trade. It is quite literally how I put food on my table and take my really expensive vacations. You can be sure that when you have a knife on order with me, that I am working diligently to get your knife done in as professional a manner as can be expected from a Professional Knifemaker. With this in mind, it is important to realize that YOU are an important factor in my success in getting your knife done. It is VITAL that YOU remain available to ME as regards your knife's completion. It is frustrating to try to complete a knife for someone who is not readily available to me. Please STAY IN TOUCH WITH ME!! I may ask for your phone number. I will treat your contact information with discretion. Together, we can create a fantastic knife for you.
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The beginning price for a basic EDC/hunting/camping knife from Andersen Forge is in the $450.00 range, and in the $300.00 range for a small Integral. This includes a knife completely hand forged by me, Karl B. Andersen. All knives will be thoroughly heat treated and tempered by the best means at my disposal according to the steel type used. Also included is a wet-molded and hand stitched sheath, designed for the knife it is intended to carry, a zippered protective case, and a Certificate of Authenticity with knife photo, description and details.
The variables in the creation of your knife are practically endless, and as such, the price of YOUR knife will be suited to its simplicity, complexity, and taking into consideration the value and time of individual components, Damascus, hot bluing of parts and pieces, etching, handle materials, etc.
Tell me what you are interested in and I will do my best to please you. When I have the knife done, I will email pictures for your approval. If it meets your approval, we're in business! You will then need to send me the full payment due, and I will send you your knife!
It has become increasingly obvious to me that the knife making "Industry" has at least a small confusion on the simple definition of "Custom" Knives, or "Custom" anything, for that matter. "Custom" has always meant, and is still defined as "according to customer specifications."
I do not refer to myself as a "Custom Knifemaker", I prefer the term "Professional Knifemaker", who, when called upon, will undertake "custom" orders, if I feel that I can supply to the customer that which is requested, and which also reflects my distinctive style and creative talents. My input and my desire to make that specific knife MUST! be part of the equation, or that is a knife I will not make.
It is important that ALL! of my customers understand that a custom knife, (or a custom ANYTHING!) is not made over night. Please assure yourself that I am working as dilligently as I can on your knife.
Just communicate your needs to me and I may be able to fill them.