Cheap places to buy knives

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by big steve, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. ckill1

    ckill1 New Member

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    If your looking for custom, your best bet for finding a decent price is to locate an up & coming knife maker. Maybe one who has passed his journeyman smith test but not yet his master. I was fortunate enough to run into a knifemaker at a Nebraska gun show named Dave Sloan. Ive bought a custom knife from him every year for the last 4, EXCEPT for this year! He passed his tests, & blade magazine named him "one to watch" & now, he only had one knife at the show instead of 6-8(says hes too busy!) & his prices had doubled! They are still worth it, and Im happy for him, but I just hadn't brought enough money. We were both disappointed, I think, that he didnt have a knife for me. So much so, that Ive comissioned him to build a custom caper for me!
    Anyway, sorry to ramble, but try to look for a promising newcomer, buy his knives & encourage his passion!

    CK
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