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Add your own custom handles for a unique, personalized pocket knife.

Small Folding Knife Hardware Kit

Item #
58189
Rating:
46% of 100

Combined with just two pieces of wood for the handles, this kit lets you create a custom folding knife that's a cut above the rest. You can make the scales, or handles, from the material of your choice, including select offcuts from the scrap bin. Makes an excellent personalized gift, and a nice introduction to knife making. Only minimal tooling is required and complete assembly instructions are included.

(1) 440 stainless steel blade and liner lock folding mechanism
(1) Pack of fasteners, spacers and washers
(1) Hex wrench
(1) Set of assembly instructions
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number SK-16KIT
Weight 0.2000
Tech Spec
  • Top-quality liner lock folding mechanism.
  • Material: 440A stainless steel
  • Blade Length: 2''
  • Overall Length: 4-7/8''
Technical Documents Small Folding Knife Hardware Kit Instructions
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Small Folding Knife
This knife kit has become a favorite gift item for me to make for family members. The drilling is a bit tricky, but works out with a little patience. Attached is a photo of the result.
Stabilized Spalted Maple Scales
Stabilized Spalted Maple Scales
August 18, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
small knife
good beginners choice again you tube good info
September 18, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
All worked fine
Easy build
June 13, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great little knife
Was fairy simple...instructions were a little frustrating on the final assembly so I figured it out on my own. Used Padouk and made a great looking pocket knife.
April 26, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
All of the reviews are true! The directions are poor and difficult to follow....but, I felt it was fun and challenging to lay out the parts, figure the sequence of assembly and then assemble. The first one I built took a while but got easier with each additional knife. The finished product is durable and very nice......dont forger to tape the blade before working with it...pretty sharp!
April 10, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Good project
A good folding knife project
February 11, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Update: improved instructions, December 2015
I bought two of these kits to make as gifts in 2014, then another a year later to keep for myself. The instructions have been re-written, and are much better. Not perfect, but numbers are correct and text is clear. The kit hardware is good quality has not changed. It comes with a 440 stainless blade , a good choice.
The Torx wrench is awkward to use, and you will be using it a lot during the project. I cut it in half and drove it into a dowel to make a rudimentary screwdriver.
The completed knife turned out well, this one got a cocobolo handle.
December 30, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Perspective
The hardware is very good,the size is nice but challenging to assemble. The torx tool does not always fit hardware.I have done several. Wish they were slightly slimmer finished.
December 21, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Folding knife kit
Came out looking pretty nice!... The instructions could've been a little clearer but I was able to figure out how it went together by looking at the pieces...it would be nice if they included drill bits in the set... Also a clip would be a nice addition so it can clip to my jeans but overall it turned out really nice with the wenge handle I put on it... Needs sharpening after being assembled
November 8, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good
Instructions where difficult to follow at first, but once understood they were OK. The finished knife is nice. To understand the directions, look at a finished knife of the same general construction and then you'll understand how to assemble it.
December 9, 2014
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Just wanted to try another knife out of your selections.
David I on Jul 3, 2019
As a beginning knifemaker, folders especially can be difficult to get the hang of. I bought this to take apart, examine, and reverse engineer.
Aidan K on Feb 4, 2019
Just wanted to try another knife out of your selections.
David I on Jul 3, 2019
First knife kit to try and like Rockler sales and service
David B on Mar 25, 2019
As a beginning knifemaker, folders especially can be difficult to get the hang of. I bought this to take apart, examine, and reverse engineer.
Aidan K on Feb 4, 2019
Practice
Colby F on Jan 15, 2019
I've been wanting a "double black" knife for a while. These kits look fun.
Joseph J on Dec 20, 2018
I sell knives
Robert N on Nov 24, 2018
Making knifes for Christmas gifts
Thomas J on Nov 22, 2018
like small knives and they will be Christmas gifts
william b on Oct 14, 2018
Present
Ronald Sims G on Oct 1, 2018
Christmas gift for sister-in-law
Manny V on Aug 19, 2018
Ordered one before and turned out great!
VERNON W on Apr 27, 2018
Bought one at the store and liked it so want some more to use as gifts.
tom t on Apr 26, 2018
need a pocket knife and want to make my own
david m on Jan 13, 2018
gift and looking for extra screws
craig on Dec 20, 2017
Small size
Katherine A on Dec 6, 2017
Great knife for first pocket knife.
Emily H on Dec 5, 2017
Gift for out door person.
Paul G on Dec 4, 2017
Will make a nice Christmas gift for a friend
Randy H on Nov 20, 2017
for Christmas gift
Kathy D on Nov 12, 2017
1st knife project and potential Christmas gift
Paul B. J on Nov 11, 2017
liked the look and price was right
Donald T on Sep 1, 2017
Like size
Grant D on Aug 15, 2017
gift
Joe S on Jun 28, 2017
haven't made a folding knife yet thought me and my son would try it
mark s on Jun 14, 2017
I like these projects
Don H on Jun 13, 2017
Looks like a fun project. Who doesn't need another knife?
Paul S on Jun 5, 2017
Next project
Kenneth on May 12, 2017
Made LOTS of wood folders, time to do a real one; I liked the shape of the blade.
David J on Apr 24, 2017
plain, simple design.
scott p on Feb 6, 2017
As a gift
CHUCK S on Jan 28, 2017
Some time ago I bought the Large Folding Knife Kit. I liked the quality of the parts and I decided to try the Small Folding Knife offering. The finished product is worth the effort!
RENE Z on Jan 1, 2017
Wanted to make gifts for Christmas presents
Mike S on Dec 27, 2016
gift
Terry R on Dec 4, 2016
Personal use
Don H on Nov 30, 2016
gift
Dave K on Nov 22, 2016
Christmas gift
Don G on Nov 16, 2016
like the way it handles, great gift.
paul p on Nov 16, 2016
looked like a nice project
Daniel B on Nov 16, 2016
I thought it will be a cool project
Steve E on Nov 16, 2016
Small size -- good for everyday use.
MICHAEL W on Nov 4, 2016
gift
John L on Sep 28, 2016
Never made one and now is my chance. Price is good so now is the time to make my own personal knife.
Morris B on Sep 24, 2016
I have bought one before and really liked the kit. I made the scales a little too thin the first time and want to make a nicer one as a gift.
John W on Sep 23, 2016
It was a gift when completed and it fit the need.
Gary W on Sep 17, 2016
New item Line
GERALD M on Sep 6, 2016
needed new knife
bill c on Sep 4, 2016
I like folding knifes with black blades.
Lennard W on Aug 27, 2016
Possible gift
Jerry R on Jun 17, 2016
gifts
James H on Jun 14, 2016
good price looks like fun
Alan B on Jun 12, 2016
First knife kit to try and like Rockler sales and service
David B on Mar 25, 2019
Practice
Colby F on Jan 15, 2019
Where is the kit manufactured?
A shopper on May 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sarge Knives is headquartered in South Carolina, but the SK-16KIT is made in China
Is the blade marked where it's made?
A shopper on May 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, it is marked with "440 Stainless" though. The package Saya "Made in China".
Why doesn't my Small Folding Knife kit (SK-16KIT) have a spring, like other pocket knives?
Gary W on Jan 1, 2018
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