Buy one of these pre-made steel knife blade blanks and customize it with a handle of your own choosing. Ideal for novice and professional knifemakers alike to eliminate the need for creating a cutting tool from scratch in order to complete knifemaking projects in a shorter amount of time.
Knife blanks are LOR-4528 Lohmann Stainless Steel. The German equivalent of Bohler N690. Some are in N690.
These blanks are NOT hardened, so you can drill holes for pinning, where preferred, prior to hardening the blade.
We also stock blanks for the 2023 Non-Guild Competition. For more details, follow this link: https://kgsa.co.za/
*Photo of Non-Guild Knife as illustration, courtesy of Mr Schutte*
See below for more details on the Neels Pretorius, Model H Competition build.
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For more details on building the MODEL H, click on the 3 links below:
Please follow the heat treatment spec on the Lohman page on this website. https://www.sdknives.co.za/product/lohman-lo-r-4528-stainless-steel-n690-equivalent/
Knife blade blanks ONLY. 2,5mm, 3mm, 3,5mm, 4mm, the thickness may vary slightly.
These knife blanks are NOT hardened, so you can drill your own holes. Perfect for those you would like to add bolsters (Tutorial: How to Fit knife bolsters) or other styles of handles.
Customize your knife blade by choosing from our available handle materials to make the handle yourself.