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Old 10-15-2008, 02:43 PM
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Looking For American Blade Manufacturer

I am looking for an American knife blade manufacturer that will do private work and does not require a large minimum order. If any one knows of such a company I would appreciate hearing from you. I have already sent an inquiry to Ontario Knife Company.


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Old 10-15-2008, 06:56 PM
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Maybe you'll find one, hard to say, that's a little bit outside our usual territory. I've never heard of anyone who produces turn-key blades except for the guys who make the kit knife blades like Ken Largin.

An alternative suggestion might be to use any one of several outfits that can cut out blade blanks for you, then grind them yourself. Or, there are many machine shops that could cut out the blades and mill the bevels onto them. Then you'd send the blades to a heat treater and do the finish work on them after they come back....


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Old 10-15-2008, 09:45 PM
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You may want to check with Mike Stewart at Bark River Knife & Tool in Escanaba, MI. If it is a small run he may not want to do the full production, but he has been known to reprofile, re-sharpen, and rehandle individual knives to customer's specs, even those knives that were made by other companies or other makers.

Are you looking for complete knives to be made, or looking to have finished blanks to where you can assemble them to finished?

You could check with Great Lakes Waterjet about cutting blanks--they've posted and advertised here before. Then, have someplace heat treat them, and see if BRKT will grind them.
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:38 AM
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Check ebay under blade blanks. another consideration not to overlook is buying scandinavian blades like mora or brusselleto. They are not to bad in the quality department and reasonably priced.

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Old 10-16-2008, 07:48 AM
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I second giving Mike a call. He is a really good guy and will problay do what he can to help you out.
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:21 AM
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If all you are after are blanks. Contact: Great Lakes Waterjet. They will do 1 or 100 blades.

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