Last winter we got a bit obsessed with watching Forged in Fire as a family. If you've not watched it you should - if you like the idea of four American blacksmiths making knives in a competition format.
Anyway, the idea of making my own knife has always appealed and although I've done a couple of blacksmith courses I'm a long way from making any usable blades.
This kit Fedeca 'It's my Knife Folding Knife Kit' allows me to get one step closer. Fedeca is a Japanese company that makes a few knife kits and this one really caught my eye. Using a 90mm forged in Japan blade supplied in the kit you get to build your own folding pen knife.
Everything you need is supplied in the kit, along with assembly instructions. The blade is pre-honed but the handle will need some shaping and sanding to get it fitting your hand.
At the end of the build you'll have a very useful and very personal Japanese steel pen knife.
In the words of Doug Marcaida (of Forged in Fire fame) "this knife will cut."
** You must be 18 years or older to purchase this knife. The simplest age verification is to purchase via Paypal Account or Credit Card. If not we will require additional evidence of being 18+ **