The prices shown below will give a guide to the likely cost of any custom commissions taken. I do not charge a premium for commission work, all prices are based on the materials and work involved.
Standard models and products
Bushcrafter/ Drop Point Hunter App` 4 inch blade ( bevels as requested) with:
Standard (un-stabilized timber)
Brass pins and lanyard tube
$300 Starting prices for the following models are; Backpacker $180 Forager $260 The Wilderness $400 (this includes all the custom options, light weight/ more basic option may be available) Bushmaster (3mm) $380 Light Hunter $260 Bushmans Pal $340
Available extras to customise your knife;
Blade length above/ below 4 inch (100 mm) at + or -$20 per inch
Deeper/ thicker blades extra plus cost of bar stock ( bar stock prices increase significantly for thicker/ wider bars)
Taper tang $30
G1O liners $20
Loveless bolts or mosaic pins $20
Stabilised timber $30
Belt dangler $30
Scout carry option Approx $20-$30 dep` on work required and suitability of model
Kydex sheath only available on certain blades, no extra cost. I don`t make kydex sheaths to order.
Fire steel loop on sheath $25
Matching fire steel $30 (if enough timber etc available)
Antler handle fire steel $15
Leather work examples for costing 4’’ belt sheath, deep pouch or strap approx $80 I may need to see the knife re: possible options and final costing. This also ensures a custom fit.
Scout carry +$20-$40
belt dangler $30
fire steel loop $20
Axe sheaths from $60 Axe shaft sleeve/ protectors from $30 Saw sheath e.g. Bahco Laplander with belt loop $60 with dangler $90 Ferrocerium rod with belt loop and quick release set $30
Please note all prices are in NZ dollars
pay pal charges me 5%, trade me 7% purchase through web site would be 3%. when selling through these mediums I have to add this to the overall cost of the item to cover costs. this means my custom work/ direct purchases normally work out a little cheaper, however I am happy to accept bank transfer, pay pal or cash for direct sales.
Postage costs are based on standard tracked post up to $200 value then to courier delivery above $200 due to insurance cover, I am happy to confirm the cost prior to ordering. I am always happy for personal collections, please contact for mutually agreeable date and time.
Any costs uncured via customs charges are the purchasers responsibility, I would recommend these are checked before ordering.
I am happy to answer any questions and confirm costs prior to taking an order.
As a final thought on prices, when I looked carefully at the cost of making a mid size knife, I found the true cost of the materials I use, electricity, consumables, machine time etc. come in at approximately $120 dollars, depending on model and extras, this is before any costs are added for my time of approx 10 to 12 hrs per knife. Please keep this in mind when looking at my, or any other custom maker, price guide and remember this the next time you look at the advertised `high quality custom hand made knife and sheath` being offered at $100 to $150??? The piece of my soul which accompanies each blade I include for free!