Yes, we do custom orders!
If you would like us to make a custom piece for you, whether it is a kitchen knife, a viking sword, or something more exotic, get in touch using the form below. Before sending the form please take a moment to browse through some of our galleries to get a feel for our pricing scale. If the prices you see are outside your budget then we may not be the right smiths for your project.
We make blades and artwork in commercially available mono-steels, as well as pattern-welded steel (damascus) and crucible steel (wootz). The cost of our work can vary greatly, and depends on the complexity and level of detail that you want. We cannot provide you with a quote until we have a good idea what you are looking for. Give us as much information as you can. Reference photos are especially helpful – provide us with links to pictures on the internet that help us to understand. Once we know what you have in mind, we can evaluate the cost to produce the item.
Alternately, you can provide us with a general idea of what you want along with a price range that you would like to be within, and we can design an item to match the budget. If your budget simply isn’t high enough we will let you know.
If you feel a bit lost when it comes to materials, or you want us to help you with some decisions, that’s okay too. We know quite a bit about steel and can make recommendations to you.
How long will the project take? We will do our best to estimate the lead time for your item when we provide you with your quote. Be sure to ask about this if you need the item by a certain date.
Typically, we will ask for a down payment to begin the work. This will be discussed during the design process and can depend on the scope of the project, the lead time, and other circumstances.
Example of a good message:
“Hi, I’m looking for a kitchen knife with an 8″ blade. I am not sure what I want to do for a handle on it, and could use some input from you guys. I saw some wicked damascus patterns in your gallery and I was hoping that you could make a knife that would impress my friends when I host them. I’m willing to spend up to $1500 on this item.”
Example of a message that needs some help:
“How much for a sword?”
Example of a message that needs serious help:
“I saw this sword on someone else’s website and I was wondering if you could do it cheaper.”
A special note on Anime/Manga/Movie/Video game weapons: These are often weapons that fall outside the laws of physics, which is part of what makes people like them so much. However, we will be working within the laws of physics, as will you once you have the weapon in your hands, so changes from the originals are almost inevitable. Also keep in mind that all details will take time to create in the physical world, so the more detailed the item the more it will cost. For example, a reasonable reproduction of “The Elucidator” from SAO will be around $3500, while some anime swords would cost $7500 or more.
A special note on scythes: as a general rule, we do not take orders for scythes, scythe blades, or scythe-inspired anime/game weapons.
A special note on modifications/materials: we will not modify/rehandle/etc any sword made by another smith. Nor will we use any found or submitted materials. This policy is both to ensure quality control and to avoid certain liability issues.
Send us a message and we can begin the design process with you!