View Full Version : Custom Knife Quote??
23-04-03, 03:28 PM
Apologies if this is in the wrong place but this is my first post, i'm looking to have a custom knife made and wondered if anyone could help me out by providing a quote
(in £'s) if they are interested in taking the project on.
I've tried attaching a picture of the blade i want made, it's a 1st Pattern Sykes Fairbairn Commando Dagger, this is one of the first 50 made and has three inch quillions!
Photo courtesy of usmilitaryknives.com
If you want to contact me please feel free to reply to this thread or e-mail me!! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
23-04-03, 04:18 PM
First of all, Welcome, bristol bloke:D
Second, this is just the place, not many would take it on though, try, first of all, www.customknifedirectory.com there are a couple of makers over there who relish making custom reproductions, Bruce Evans springs to mind.
If time is not of the essence, I'll gladly take it on, but, bear in mind, I've not even set my workshop up at my new house yet, I have 10+ knives to complete & I'm slooooowwwww;)
LMK how you get on.
I always liked the 1st pattern FS knife hand forged by Bardsley and sold by Wilkinson Sword.
I could have a go altough like Colin you might have to be patient I've had an operation on my left arm and not not up for grinding blades just yet, maybe in a couple of weeks.
The most difficult part is the hand knurled handle, to be honest, I can't do it, haven't learned the skill to hand checker metal.
The blade, off the top of my head would by around £50 for O1 tool steel, the tang was preened over the pommel which I think is brass as was the quillion.
The handle needs to be turned on a lathe which I haven't got yet so you can either wait a month or 2 or get someone else to do it. The whole thing would cost around £100 not counting the checkering.
Bear in mind that I haven't handled a 1st pattern and the construction may not follow the original although I will follow the shape as closely as I can.
I've got a picture of some of my previous knives in the gallery.
If you're interested let me know, I'm happy to let others quote so you can get the best price.
Of course, a real 1st pattern FS knife sells for a few hundred pounds at auction and I seem to recall Wilkinson Sword is doing some re-issues of the 1st pattern.
23-04-03, 10:11 PM
Why am I not surprised Mike remembered the Kiwi maker? :D
The chap in NZ really does make nice reproductions, he's posted some images at the CKD and he certainly seems to know his subject.
Hi 'bristolbloke'..welcome to BB.
I make knives but unless I can beat it into shape and fit the handle with a hammer then its gonna be well beyond my capabilities....If I ever managed to make one identical to that I would be so shocked that I would keep it for myself anyway:) .
Seems like there has been some useful info passed to you already. I would check Mikes link out as it sounds interesting.
Hope you find someone to make it for you....if you do then dont forget to post it here so we can all see it.
I can do you a Fairbairn Sykes Repro either Pattern 1 or Patten 2 as you would have seen on my web site www.nzknives.co.nz Also available is a Mini Pattern 1 as was carried by agents during WW11. These are new and as yet I have not updated the site. I can send you a pic if you care to e-mail me. Thanks for looking
08-12-07, 10:30 PM
Necro-post maybe but this site is blocked at work (where most of my net access comes from :ashamed05 )
I decided to go with Peter's blade and I have to say that not only is a "looker" but i's also functioned well in some drills that i've subjected it to. First class product, first class chap :)
All the best,
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