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A couple of days ago, i posted a picture of my almost finished knife.
One of the replies was of someone who asked me for the price......
I have no idea what i should ask for it. :confused:
Here is the picture:
about 25 CM lenght
3 MM thick steel
Guard also made out of RWL-34
Handle material Micarta
There are going to be 3 aluminium tubes through the handle
Completely Hand made
Pricing can be very difficult.
Your knife is a one off...your first made. Its worth what ever a prospective buyer is willing to pay for it and what ever you are happy with receiving.Thats not much of a help is it :)
But I will bet it will be worth a lot more to you in the future than what it is to anyone else.
26-04-04, 02:33 PM
Golden rule of knifemaking - ALWAYS hold onto your first.
No way i am going to sell my first knife !!!
But i was curious to know what someone would give for a knife like that...
i'd say keep ot or give to someone close:yikes: you'll want to play with it sometime in the future to see how far you have come :)
[QUOTE=Gunmen]No way i am going to sell my first knife !!!
Sorry Gunmen.....we read and understood your post to mean the knife you had just made (your first).....and not a similar made one.
Reading back, i can see that i haven't been very clear.....
i'll read my posting better next time, before pressing the POST button ;)
26-04-04, 03:26 PM
You should probably get over EUR100 for it, if the blade is finished to a high standard. More if commissioned to spec.
Good knife, the asking price should be at least 150 £ ;)
oh and hi :D
I'm actually in a similar position. Not quite ready to start selling yet but starting to think about it, and I also have no idea how to go about pricing.
From the picture I would say that £100 to £150 seems around the right area.
Good topic this, thats a good knife for your first. Also how much do you guys think I could sell an 8" blade bowie in 1095 with G10 slabs for? I found it really hard to draw up a price for this other knife I making for someone. I'm also making a 5" camping knife for a friend and I'm swapping it for military surplus.
Hey between 100 euro and 150 Pounds ?? makes a huge difference !
When I sell my knives on the local market I noticed that highest quality/prices knives are not attractive to people.
Very few collectors (here in switzerland) come on the markets.
Depending the kind of persons who are potentials cutomers, you have to modify your prices. No dumping but adapted.
My final goal is to sell, get some money, buy some more tools, steel, charcoal etc...
I found the right average between 100frs and 300frs ...above....pffff really hard to sell here. One of the main reasons I started to make my own knv is because is it way toooo expensive.
But you're talking with the most psychotics collectors here :D so don't be afraid to make a price that YOU find rewarding for your excellent work...
A quote from Bob Engnath
"Deliver the knife and collect enough to make three or four more. Share the profit with your wife, after all, she's had to put up with all the mess."
There is a desition to make when you start to make knives for sale.
1. Do i want to make this a self finansiating hobby?
2. Do i want to work for free so people can buy handmade knives for the same price as a factory made knife?
3. do i want to develope, get all my costs covered, plus extra to invest in new tools? (I tell you, there is allways another tool you just MUST have)
4. Same as #3 but in addition something extra for a trip to next years hammerin.
Right Trond !
I already made my decision, I take the profit for the next hammerin :biggthump
Three weeks ago I could pay me a trip to Thiers like that ;)
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