Damascus Knife Making Kit

(104 customer reviews)



Damascus Knife Making Kit


THE  Damascus Knife Making Kit is the most complete kit on the market and the only one that is hand forged, which means “forged in fire” the old fashioned (and the best way) to make a knife!!!

This kit is also THE best gift for those who have everything, or every knife except the knife they made themselves. For anyone ever interested in making their own knife, this kit is the way to the Craft of Knife Making!

Your Complete Kit Comes With:

  • A Damascus Skinner Blade (4″ Blade – 8″ overall)
  • 1095 High Carbon Steel and 15n20 Steel (forge welded, twist and folded)
  • Hand Forged Completely Finished – Sharpened and Polished Steel.
  • Book Matched Scales
  • Handles are pre-sanded and perfectly square – Pin holes are pre-drilled to size
  • Brass Mosaic Pin and Brass Lanyard Tube cut to length
  • 2 Ton – 30 min dry time – 2 part epoxy (in corked glass tubes)
  • Custom Handmade Leather Sheath
  • Step by Step Instructions – Illustrated
  • Letter of Authenticity (To be signed by YOU – the Knife Maker)
  • Care Card Instruction on maintaining your high carbon steel blade
  • Beautiful Wooden Gift Box with Brass Hardware and Latch

Other kits available like the Complete Knife Kit: https://ihknives.com/product/complete-knife-kit-ihk-skinner/

Expedited Shipping is available at check out, just choose expedited vs. regular priority.

If you would like to see a short video of what Damascus steel is or the process in making it, this sweet video will be fun to watch: https://youtu.be/J3nojb-gFH4



Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 7 × 4 in
Handle Type

Curly Maple, Birdseye Maple, Zebrawood, Black Walnut, Bloodwood, Olivewood, Cocobolo

Sheath Color

Brown, Black

104 reviews for Damascus Knife Making Kit

  1. Don C.

    The Damascus knife kit came in exactly as advertised.
    The Damascus blade itself and iron wood handle material are beautiful and I am very much looking forward to finishing this fun project.

  2. Kimberly S.

    Great Kit!
    Got the Damascus Knife Making Kit for a Christmas Present. It has not been opened by the person yet but it looked wonderful. So nicely made and presented. I can’t wait for them to get it! Such a great product.

  3. Larry C.

    Damascus Knife making kit
    Very high quality blade and very nice box, scales and sheath. I cannot wait to see how it turns out.

  4. jessica l.

    I cant to surprise my husband for Christmas!
    It looks very nice and professional. I cant wait to give it to my husband for Christmas!

  5. Scott C.

    Love it
    It was WAY more than I could have dreamed of. The blade is absolutely beautiful I can’t wait to assemble it.

  6. Brad P.

    Haven’t opened the kit as
    Haven’t opened the kit as it is a gift but the knife blanks that were purchased as well are beautiful.

  7. Cassandra F.

    Nice looking kit
    I recently purchased this knife making kit to give as a gift. The packaging was clean and neatly done. Everything about the kit was very professional. I’m looking forward to giving it as a gift this Christmas.

  8. Kevin K.

    Great Gift
    I gave the Damascus knife kit to a good friend. He loved it. All of the components are very high quality. It’s easy to imagine the finished knife. I’m confident this will be a gift my friend will enjoy for many years.

  9. LEAH M.

    This gift will be hard to top
    I bought this for my husband for Christmas this year, and based on his reaction (he went straight to the garage once all gifts were opened), this will be a gift that may never be topped. James presents the kit beautifully, and the Damascus blade is absolutely stunning. I can’t wait to see what hubby emerges from the workshop with!

  10. Mamamoe

    Feels great in the hand
    The finished kit knife came out beautifully and was achieved with simple hand tools and a belt sander my husband secured to his work surface. Necessity is the mother of invention!

  11. Brenna W.

    Damascus kit
    I bought this for my husband for Christmas and he loves it. Blade is beautiful and well made!

  12. Lorraine P.

    A Gift for my son
    Tough kid to buy for, but he loved this

  13. David C.

    Just like the others
    Very very nice quality, complete kit. I appreciate the really beautiful sheath. Many kits come with a poor quality sheath.

  14. Erik K.


  15. Charles A.

    Great quality and outstanding customer service
    Bought this for myself and had some slight shipping issues at first but James sorted it out before I even knew of the issue and was in constant communication. Great guy and amazing knife couldn’t be happier.

  16. Robert A.

    beautiful knife
    Bought a Damascus skinner with Hellfire scales and it is gorgeous.

  17. Janet Y.

    Great service and wonderful present for my daughter. Asked for special service and he was wonderful about it.

  18. Kayla C.

    Perfect gift!
    Beautiful set very happy with my purchase! My husband was absolutely surprised and happy with this present

  19. Michael G.

    Knife collector
    Whenever I travel to a state for the first time I look for local knife shop. I was in Indianapolis last week and found the Hammered Knife shop. I picked a day when no one was there, so I didn’t get to check out the shop. On their website I ordered a Damascus knife kit. It arrived in less than a week. I’m extremely impressed with the quality of the blade and the parts to build the knife. Hopefully when I put it together I’ll enhance it’s look.

  20. Susan S.

    Repeat customer!The first purchase of a knife making kit was so well received that I became a repeat customer. Gifts haven’t been given as of yet but i’ve Fairly confident they will be well received!

  21. Robin I.

    knife kit
    Absolutely Beautiful.

  22. marie L.

    This knife is amazing
    I got this kit for my husband’s birthday gift. I was really impressed with how beautiful the blade is and the complete instructions. I don’t know if I am going to be able to wait for his birthday to give it to him.

  23. Rachel C.

    Excellent quality and excellent service
    This gift was so impressive and James responsiveness and customer service was top notch. Great gift for someone who really knows knives!

  24. Charles S.

    Great Gift
    Got a kit for my Grandson. It is beautiful.

  25. Wynn C.

    Damascus Skinner — DYI
    I just purchased this knife kit as a present, It did arrive here in a very short time. I like how it was boxed and it looks to be of good quality. I think the next time the purchase will be for me.

  26. Laura B.

    Beautiful Knife
    Bought this kit as a Christmas gift for my husband. He loved it! Christmas morning was out working on it. Thanks, IHK!

  27. Donna P.

    Awesome gift!
    Bought it as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend and he absolutely loves it! He can’t wait to start on it!

  28. Karen T.

    Knife making kit
    I’m so anxious to give this to my husband for Christmas. He will be so excited!!

  29. Eric M.

    Bought 2 Kits
    2 kits arrived last week, 1 Damascus and one standard, and the components in both kits look phenomenal! Can’t wait to get started with them!! Thank you IHK!

  30. M B.

    Excellent project, excellent quality
    Beautiful steel, great instructions, and a ton of fun to work on. Yields a gorgeous product.

  31. robert h.

    Very happy going to make
    Very happy going to make a great gift

  32. Irina W.

    Super quick and pleasant
    James was incredibly responsive – he answered my questions and had the knife making kit shipped on the same day. Beautiful box arrived just days later looking exactly like the pictures. Thank you!

  33. joe w.

    Knife kit
    Very impressed with the whole package high quality!!!!! Very well done.

  34. William R.

    Skinner – Damascus Knife Making Kit
    I received the knife making and it just as described. The materials are of the highest quality and the instructions provided are comprehensive and easy to follow. This knife kit will be the first of many knife kit that I will order from IHK. I know that this knife will become a treasured family heirloom.

  35. Justin G.

    Knife making kit
    Great presentation and great product.

  36. Monica H.

    Great Product!
    I just recently bought this kit for my Fiancé’s birthday and he absolutely loved it! Everything came as described, and very well packaged.

  37. Angel H.

    Very nice kit. It was
    Very nice kit. It was a gift for my boyfriend and he loved it

  38. brian n.

    This is a Christmas gift to a great guy,ME. Hav”nt opened it yet I’ll let you know after the holidays…….Bri

  39. Mike C.

    Product and service second to none!!
    I ordered the Damascus skinner DIY kit for my son for Christmas. The kit exceeded my expectations from the minute I opened the box. Then I noticed the wood for the handle was cracked in two and panic set in as this is a very special gift for my son for Christmas. I emailed the address provided on the site and explained what was wrong expecting a reply within a few days and a lot of runaround once answered. I sent my email at 6am and by 7am had a reply. I was shocked to say the least. by 9am a new handle was on it’s way and my sons Christmas would be complete. James is a true testament to what a man’s word and product should be. He has earned a life long customer. Words alone do not do this man and his knife justice. Thank you James and I look forward to many more dealings with you.

  40. Robert G.

    Kit is all I thought it would be. Can’t wait to get started.

  41. Rose T.

    Gave this to my husband
    Gave this to my husband for Christmas. He has not started yet but has been like a kid at Christmas.

  42. Ruth C.

    Lovely item
    I bought this for my husband’s 70th birthday. He is over the moon!

  43. William L.

    Simple straightforward, no problems great kit

  44. Davy P.

    Beautiful knife
    Very beautiful he loved it. The wooden box it came in did have a few dings from shipping I would say but over all it’s great.

  45. Clint C.

    What a great product! Quality knife, quality blank. I do a lot of woodworking and often the wood blank images on the website aren’t close to what you receive. What I saw on the website is exactly what I received. Thank you, so much, for such quality! I will continue to be purchasing from you all in the future, no doubt.
    -Cobb’s Customs

  46. Zach G.

    Judy Ginter
    I purchased this knife kit for my son’s, Zach, birthday. He has been very excited and has truly enjoyed working on it. I can hardly wait to see what it will look like.

  47. Dr M.

    I’m very pleased with my
    I’m very pleased with my purchase. The quality of the product is excellent. An excellent way to begin entrance into the craft.

  48. Gail M.

    Great birthday gift
    I purchased this kit for my son in laws birthday. I haven’t given it yet (his birthday is next week) but I know he’ll love it. I did open the box and checked it out. I am very impressed! It came an a very nice wooden box. The blade is really impressive. It also was shipped quickly and arrived in perfect condition.

  49. Ashleigh P.

    Fantastic Product
    I adored the kit my wife purchased for me as a birthday present. It contained high quality materials, and the included instructions explained the difficult parts, while still giving you the ability to be creative.

    My ONLY two complaints are:

    – the included sheath was too deep for the knife, making it difficult to remove, due to the handle being barely exposed. This issue required me to modify the sheath for better fitment, and thus, ruined the sheaths original look.

    2: the Damascus blade is absolutely stunning, UNTIL you have to sand the handle stock down. Then, as you near the edge of the tang to create good fitment of the handle material, you actually begin to sand off the Damascus pattern; which in turn, means that I’ll forever had a knife that the tang is a different steel-pattern than the working edge of the knife. I tried several methods to prevent this from happening, but couldn’t. Unfortunately, due to the handle material (desert ironwood), I wont be able to dip the tang into ferric chloride to re-etch the Damascus pattern.

    All in all, I loved the experience, and plan to purchase from these guys again. The customer service was second to none, and extremely responsive.

    Thanks guys!

  50. Jordan M.

    The quality of the knife
    The quality of the knife is amazing. The wooden box and all of the details of the product was better than I expected. My husband loved this gift!

  51. cody w.

    I actually haven’t received this one yet—it’s a father’s day gift for my dad. But, I bought mine a few months ago, and have been recommending it to EVERYONE I know who loves knives a a cool project. It was simple to assemble and shape, and the wood/steel were stunning! Well worth the cost, and I will most definitely get another one for myself, once the financial strain of Covid has let up. Keep up the good work, and if you feel like offering a few different styles of blade, I’ll keep buying forever!

  52. Lisa L.

    I bought this for a birthday gift for my husband and he absolutely LOVES it! The knife itself is incredible quality, the details within the kit are very well thought out and high quality. Excellent product, highly recommend!

  53. Lisa W.

    Great Gift
    The knife kit was a wonderful gift for a father-who-has-everything! He loved the kit and the quality of each piece.

  54. Judy M.

    Father’s Day gift
    Customer service was excellent with prompt updates. Quality product. My husband loves it.

  55. Bill J.

    I’d like everyone to know that in my 70 years here on God’s green earth, I have never before had such wonderful service. I honestly felt like I was visiting with a family member when I made a special request of the owner. Outstanding!!

  56. Steve R.

    I have made a couple of dozen knives this year. I have ordered kits from a number of companies. The knife I received from Ihknives is by far the best. High quality and beautiful. Thank you for your attention to detail. We will be doing more business soon!

  57. Tina H.

    I bought as a gift
    I bought as a gift for my son for Christmas I love what I got I hope he does to

  58. Ashley M.

    Perfect gift!
    Perfect gift!

  59. LeeAnn B.

    Can’t wait till Christmas!!
    So I bought this kit for my husband for Christmas, he hasn’t actually seen it yet, lol, but I’m super excited because I know he’ll love it. He too is a huge fan of Forged in Fire so it’s definitely going to be a hit!! Thanks again for such a unique gift and such a beautiful presentation!!

  60. Brad W.

    Great quality and value! Really
    Great quality and value! Really nice arrangement! It shows the time and care that went into the whole package. Easy site to use and everything was shipped and delivered in a timely fashion. I am gifting one and keeping the other to make w my son. I will definitely purchase more! Thank you, Brad God Bless amd have a Merry Christmas!

  61. Robert S.

    Christmas gift
    Good quality, gorgeous knife. Highly recommend it.

  62. Melissa W.

    Amazing kit!
    My husband absolutely loved the damascus skinner knife making kit!

  63. NICHLAS B.

    Very nice knife! Thank you.
    Very nice knife! Thank you.

  64. Anya M.

    5 stars!!!!
    I got this for my brother for Christmas. My brother loves this knife making kit! Top quality! Quick delivery! Supporting American business 🇺🇸! Thank you!

  65. Casey B.

    Really great gift for a knife connoisseur
    This high quality set was very well received by the recipient, who is a knowledgeable knife collector. They are looking forward to making their own to add to the collection.

  66. Stacey O.

    The kit seemed well packaged.
    The kit seemed well packaged. Blade was very attractive looking.
    Instructions seem easy to follow, even offering various workarounds if the tools needed to complete the project are not available. I can’t wait to start working on it!

  67. Charlie W.

    More like this please
    Packaged and presented well with good instructions. Knife stock is genuine Damascus having an awesome hand forged look. Great gift to “whet” the appetite of a potential blade smith.

  68. Chris R.

    Better than expected
    The items were shipped very quickly and are as good or better than expected! I fully expect to be a repeat customer.

  69. Alexandria D.

    Absolutely perfect.
    I purchased this for my boyfriend. He is a knife lover, and he thinks any demascus knife is amazing, and I agree. When I came across this kit, I was so excited. He is not easy to buy gifts for, and this was perfect for him. I could barely keep it a secret for 2 weeks. Customer service is amazing, my email was responded to within 24 hours. The quality and care put into this kit was obvious, and I couldn’t have been happier. Watching him open this gift was the best. His reaction was awesome. He told me that this was the most amazing gift he has received in his life. Thank you so much.

  70. Denise M.

    Best Christmas Gift Ever!!
    My husband loves his knife and can’t wait to put it together.

  71. Kimberley B.

    my husband loved it. this was the prettiest patterned damascus blade i had ever seen!

  72. Machelle H.

    Husbands anniversary gift
    Beautiful knife and set! Comes packaged in beautiful box! Husband loved it, we will definitely be purchasing more!

  73. Rebecca C.

    My husband loves the Damascus
    My husband loves the Damascus Knife. I had plans to sign him up for a Blacksmith class but then the pandemic happened so we weren’t able to go…this was the perfect replacement. Thanks so much for the fast delivery. Sorry for the delay in my review was waiting for our anniversary to give it to him.

  74. Ken l.

    Great kit.
    Nice looking kit. knife seems very well forged. Very sharp. Wood for handle has very nice grain. Very satisfied with the purchase!

  75. Micah W.

    He loved it!!
    He loved it!!

  76. Gunner L.

    The Perfect Gift
    I received a kit as a gift and love it! The Damascus steel is awesome. Going to get one for my father for his birthday. God Bless!

  77. Connie n.

    Very pleased…beautiful Damascus
    Very pleased…beautiful Damascus

  78. Anna B.

    Knife Kit
    My husband showed me this kit a while back. I bought it for him for anniversary, and just now gave it to him. He lives it. Was very happy with the quality of everything in the kit.

  79. mike s.

    very nice blade….wish I could
    very nice blade….wish I could of assembled the sheath.

  80. Yvon R.

    Great gift for my brother

  81. Robert S.

    Exactly what I thought it
    Exactly what I thought it would be. Perfect!

  82. Sandra R.

    Knife making
    I’m excited to give this to my boyfriend for Christmas

  83. Hari S.

    Excellent gift
    This was a gift for my brother at and he loved it! Awesome product and great service

  84. Deborah L.

    Great christmas gift
    Looks great cant wait for my son to receive it for christmas

  85. Hollyann J.

    Great quality!
    This was purchased as a Christmas gift for my husband who really wants to forge but doesn’t have space or time. He hasn’t seen it yet but I am thoroughly impressed with everything from the shipping time to the beautiful packaging and level of quality of all things included. I hope he loves it! Thank you!

  86. Tim H.

    Fast shipping, great product
    Fast shipping, great product

  87. Hannah s.

    Great gift for someone
    I got this for my sons dad for Christmas. I really love the presentation and the quality of everything. Thank you!

  88. angie W.

    GREAT experience and WOW on the packaging and presentation! Awesome gift!

  89. Kellee L.

    Super fast shipping – unique gift
    The shipping was really fast! The kit is nice quality. It’s a Christmas gift for my husband so not sure about the blade quality yet.

  90. Alyssa V.

    Quick shipping

  91. Larry D.

    Knife kit
    Very nice kit. Bought this for my son-in-law hope he’ll like when finished

  92. Kimberly M.

    Great presentation, perfect timing in
    Great presentation, perfect timing in shipping, boyfriend loved it:)

    Thank you

  93. Madison B.

    Amazing gift ideas

  94. Paul K.

    Great knife
    Beautiful blade! Almost a shame to cover it up with a handle

  95. Daniell F.

    Great project and kid friendly with parental guidance.
    So I waited awhile to review this item just to make sure everything went smoothly. The knife kit is as a Christmas gift for my 12 year old son. He owns a lot of knives but is also very creative so I figured he’d love this. And he did! The item was packaged very nicely with excellent instructions. A lot of care went into this product from the creator. My son was able to create the handle using the enclosed items and a bit of guidance from his father and papa. I’m very pleased with the seller and my son his pleased with his project. I would definitely buy this again!

  96. Jennifer H.

    Best gift!
    I think this is an awesome kit! It made a perfect gift for my husband.

  97. Gail D.

    Really like the idea !!!
    The DIY kits I purchased are gifts. I did peek inside the box and they look cool! I’ll try to let you know how my Nephew and his Fiancé like them.

  98. Jennifer S.

    Good Quality.
    Good Quality.

  99. Philip T.

    Very nice kit. Presentation is
    Very nice kit. Presentation is beautiful.

  100. Stephanie R.

    Awesome gift
    Bought this for my husband who lives knives. He said it was the best gift ever. Would highly recommend.

  101. Yvonne P.

    Perfect Gift
    Beautiful! Can’t wait for my husband to open it on his birthday.

  102. Edward C.

    The kit was very nice
    The kit was very nice and easy to assemble. The finished knife is beautiful

  103. RIKKI-skye C.

    This kit is awesome. I plan to collect them all

  104. Tiffany J.

    Amazing knife kit ! We are so happy
    I bought this for my husband as a surprise gift , and it turned out to be the best gift I’ve ever given him (his words) he was completely blown away with the kit and how amazing it was , high quality, and just excited about the entire thing. We are really happy and I think he wants another one, so looks like I’ll be back soon enough for a second. Thanks so much!! You really made our month. It’s been tough lately, and this was much needed .

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