Customize the handle of your favorite knife. You can choose from a variety of unique hardwoods or high-quality synthetic laminates. The knives listed are most of the models I’ve worked with so far; if your knife is not on the list, ask me and we’ll find out if it’s possible for me to do. I only have working templates of a couple models (RAM and Groove), all others will require that you send me your knife to ensure a proper fit.
This is the basic price list for custom scales. The base price takes into account labor and the cost of some basic materials. If you want anything fancy, rare woods, mosaic pins, time-consuming sculpting, it will be extra.
Note: I’m working hard on perfecting handles for Benchmade axis lock knives. I’m not happy with the efficiency of the process right now, but I hope to have things figured out soon.
I work with a wide variety of exotic/domestic timbers and synthetic laminates. I will work with you to select the material that is best for you. There’s a huge variation in quality and price even among the same wood species. I search extensively for the best lumber I can find. A lot of it comes from the musical instrument industry. Guitar and woodwind manufacturers end up with a great deal of high quality material that is too small for their uses. I am able to use these leftovers and pass the savings on to my customers.
The pricing is based on a relatively small knife (like the Kershaw RAM). Material cost on larger knives will be proportionately higher.
ZT 0350 in scalloped G10
Kershaw Offset in snakewood
Emerson CQC-7 with compound regrind and stabilized oak scales with black paper micarta bolsters