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 […]

Free Hashtag Research Tools for Knife Makers on Instagram (in 2021)

Free Hashtag Research Tools for Knife Makers on Instagram (in 2021)

Hashtag research … not everyone’s favorite topic. 😁 Most of you want to MAKE, not research hashtags, right? Of course, hashtag research does matter if you want to reach your niche audience. So, here are some tools to help you out. We’ll keep this list up to date with our favorite hashtag tools. Let us […]

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 […]

Nobody NEEDS a Custom Knife (But Some Folks Really WANT One)

Nobody NEEDS a Custom Knife (But Some Folks Really WANT One) nobody needs

If you make custom knives for a living you gotta face one hard truth: no one needs what you’re making. Sorry, it’s true. (But there is hope.) Custom knives start at $100 a piece. $300 are common, even $1000 isn’t unheard of. No one needs a $100+ knife to chop bell pepper thrice a week. […]

Don’t Rely Only on Instagram to Sell Your Knives! (Manage Your Risk)

When you turn your knife making hobby into a business some things start to matter. Risk management is one of those. What does that mean? What if Instagram suspends your account? Let’s look at an example. With much time and effort you build up your IG account to 12k followers. You drive a steady stream […]

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 […]

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