Holiday Gift Guide for Knife Collectors, Enthusiasts and Makers

Holiday Gift Guide for Knife Collectors, Enthusiasts and Makers
A top-of-the-line gift for a top-of-the-line knife collector.

The best gift ideas for knife collectors, enthusiasts and makers can be found at If you’re not familiar with the world of knives and aren’t sure where to start, this is the guide for you. And if you are, we at BLADE won’t cut you short with these suggestions for your own gift list.

For New and Established Knifemakers

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Want to learn how to make knives, or how to make them even better? This book is a great place to start.

Many books claim to show readers how to make knives, but only one is trusted enough to have three editions with full-color photos. BLADE’s Guide to Making Knives, 3rd Edition is new for 2016, and it’ll be a sure hit with any knifemaker, from the garage tinkerer to the knife show pro.

Get BLADE’s Guide to Making Knives, 3rd Edition from at a terrific price.

* Also recommended: 101 Knife Designs.





For Casual or Experienced Knife Collectors

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Knives 2017 is a great gift idea for someone who collects knives.

For 37 years, knife collectors have looked forward to the latest editions of Knives, the annual book published by BLADE. Knives 2017 is the newest in this long tradition, and it’s can’t-miss material for the knife collector on your list.

While the in-depth features are interesting to read, and the custom knifemaker directory is second to none, it’s the beautiful photography that makes this book stand out year after year. Vibrant, full-color photos of the hottest custom knives on the planet receive the white glove treatment in this handsome tome. It’s as at home in the shop as it is on the coffee table.

Get Knives 2017 from here. 

* Also recommended: Collecting Case Knives, 2nd. Ed. Identification and Price Guide for Pocket Knives.

For the Armed and Prepared Person

Knives can mean many things to many people, but their use as self-defense tools is undisputed. If the knife enthusiast on your list takes being prepared for the unthinkable seriously, there’s only one DVD you need to consider.

Make Ready with James Williams: Continuing Solutions to Edged Weapons is simply one of the best guides on self-defense with a knife available. Williams is a regular presenter at the BLADE Show, and his insights are second to none.

Get Make Ready with James Williams: Continuing Solutions to Edged Weapons here for 56% off the regular price.

* Also recommended: Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit.

For Someone You’re Unsure About

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Learn how to whittle.

It happens. The knife nut on your list either has everything already or doesn’t seem to need to anything in the first place. Fortunately, there’s a book that fits the bill.

Whittling Twigs & Branches is an unexpected find that cracks open the world of whittling with knives. There’s a surprising amount of information to learn about this topic. This includes how to carve roosters, herons, pheasants, roadrunners, flowers, trees and letter openers from ordinary twigs and branches.

Get Whittling Twigs & Branches here from for less than $10.

* Also recommended: Knife Laws of the U.S.: Loopholes, Pitfalls & Secrets.

For the Person with Too Many Knives

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Here’s how to store your knives.

After conducting extensive and highly scientific research, 10 out of 10 knife experts agree: there’s no such thing as too many knives. However, there is such a thing as not having enough storage.

That’s why BLADE‘s exclusive 18-pocket knife roll is the perfect gift. Not only does it keep folding knives secure, it rolls up for efficient storage. Its strong yet flexible material keeps out dirt, moisture, light, pollutants and more.

The only place to get BLADE‘s 18-pocket knife roll is at

Also recommended: Quick Release oil and applicator.

For Someone Just Starting Out in Knives

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The CRKT Endorser is a great gift for someone new to knife collecting.

That knife collection isn’t going to build itself. Help a new collector along with this terrific CRKT Endorser folding knife. It’s the right mix between price (it’s a bargain for you) and features (it’s a respectable knife for them).


  • Open Overall Length: 7.31 inches
  • Closed Length: 4.17 inches
  • Weight: 3.2 ounces


  • Length: 3.18 inches
  • Thickness: 0.1 inches
  • Material: 8Cr14MoV
  • Blade-HRC: 58-59
  • Finish: Satin
  • Grind: Hollow
  • Style: Drop Point
  • Edge: Plain


  • Material: G10


  • Type: Locking Liner

Get the CRKT Endorser from for just $24.99.

* Also recommended: CRKT Swindle, designed by Ken Onion.

For the Ultimate Knife Collector

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A top-of-the-line gift for a top-of-the-line knife collector.

If the collector on your list is serious about knives, make a big impression with the Famars Piccolo Aluminum Black Model A with Damascus Blades knife. From the description:

The world’s first pinless sidelock knife. Anodized aluminum body. Standard blade and tanto blade in 416 layered damascus steel.

This is one knife that your lucky recipient won’t soon forget. Get it here from

* Also recommended: Klecker Knives Titanium KLAX Lumberjack.

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