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Your Knife Post is Gone in 20 Seconds

Your Knife Post is Gone in 20 Seconds

We counted: for #knife there were 31 posts in 10 minutes. That means 3 posts per minute. That means… 🚀 Your post has, on average,20 secondsin the top spot, and then it’s being replaced by the next one. The takeaway is simple: Don’t wasteyour gunpowderon wildlypopular hashtags You’ve got 30. Make ‘em count. 💯 Consider aiming for […]

Daggers and Diamonds: Drilling Daggers & The Copters of Doom

Daggers and Diamonds: Drilling Daggers & The Copters of Doom

As many as 2500 injuries involving drill presses happen every year! 🤯 (And I was one of them.) Let’s make sure you aren’t!! Last year I was one of those 2500 injuries 😅 because I wanted to do a quick and dirty drill job—instead of taking the proper precautions. I decided I would hold the […]

Knife Material Matters: An Abrasive Discussion

Knife Material Matters: An Abrasive Discussion abrasive belt

Humidity 💧 and bad storage 📦 are the fastest ways to RUIN YOUR ABRASIVE BELTS. Let’s talk about how you can free up space and get more life out of those expensive belts. Thanks 👉 @balticblades for the 2nd pic! 🙏 ❗ The most important factor in belt life is HUMIDITY. In a perfect world, your belts […]

Daggers and Diamonds: Because Size Matters

Daggers and Diamonds: Because Size Matters daggers and diamonds

Ryan from @dragonsnestforge here again! Want your next knife project to stand out, to really shine, and maybe give it that extra sparkle? Awesome, that’s what gemstones are MADE FOR. And nothing easier! You just gotta … pick a size (not too big, not too small),the shape needs to fit of course, and…so must the […]

Showroom vs. Workshop: An Instagram Strategy for Knife Makers

Showroom vs. Workshop: An Instagram Strategy for Knife Makers showroom vs workshop

How to keep your Instagram wall beautiful—and still show the knife making process? That’s what we’ve been talking about with a bunch of you knife makers, and one simple publishing strategy came out of it that we like a lot: Let’s call it Showroom (Posts) vs. Workshop (Stories). How does that look like? 👉 Let’s […]

Knife Material Matters: Packaging Shipping Do’s & Dont’s

Knife Material Matters: Packaging Shipping Do’s & Dont’s packaging and shipping

🎉 Congratulations—you sold one of your handmade knives! You’re still NOT DONE though. I’m Keith from @knifematerial.at and in this first post on @IndieKnives I’d love to share a few tips about packaging and sending knives. Comment your own tips below! Don’t… 🚫 Let your knife rattle around in the box. 👉 It could damage the finish! 🚫 Leave […]

Daggers and Diamonds: Safety Googles

Daggers and Diamonds: Safety Googles dragonsnestforge, daggers and diamonds

Hot sparks from an angle grinder look amazing, right? Until they hit you in the eye. I’m Ryan from @dragonsnestforge and welcome to my monthly column at @indieknives. What do you need to start forging? I hear a lot of people talk about the bare essentials necessary to get going. Most people mention a hammer 🔨, a heat […]

Meet Ross of Bloodberry Blades, Zimbabwe

Meet Ross of Bloodberry Blades, Zimbabwe

This maker profile is part of our Maker Spotlight series. Tell us a bit about you: what do you offer or make? My name is Ross Vosloo, I’m a Zimbabwean bladesmith and knife maker working under the name Mhara Knives (formerly known for a while as Bloodberry Blades). My forge is at my home in […]

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