"This was such a fun process! I can't believe there's a company that offers such a unique design experience. I truly feel the knife we built together perfectly represents me... In a knife! I highly recommend this!"
Skarpari Customized Knives
The Skarpari Customized Knife is the perfect way to make your kitchen stand out.
Our knives are designed with you in mind, so you can create a knife that is uniquely your own. Our customization options allow you to choose everything from the blade style to the handle material. You'll be able to use and show off your knife with pride for years.
A Skapari Customized Knife will make you the envy of all your friends and family – not to mention any chef worth their salt. They'll ask where you got such a fantastic knife, and you can tell them it was made just for you with your input on the entire process.
Order your customized knife today!
Ordering A Skarpari Customized Knife
Pick your knife shape and steel type and add it to the cart.
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We will contact you in a couple of days to verify your order and discuss the final design details of your knife, including the liner and pin colors.
Customized Knife Gallery
Blade Profile & Rough Grind
Once the wooden proof is approved we cut your blade out of the metal and profile grind it so the shape matches your wooden proof. Next is to drill the holes in the blade both for the pins and to remove some metal for the weight of the handle.
Once that's done we surface grind the blade to ensure it's flat. Then we grind in the rough bevels before heat treading the blade.
Every steel type we use demands a different heat treating process for optimal performance. All of our blades are heat treated using a kiln at very temperatures for an extended period of time. The blades are then quenched based on the type of steel. From there they are soaked overnight in liquid nitrogen to add hardness to the final blade. The final stage is to temper the blades to their final hardness.
Finish Grinding & Handle Prep
Once the blade is out of heat treating its back to the grinder to take the blade to its final finished state before we attach the handles. After the blade is ready we design and prepare the handles to be attached the blade.
Handle Work & Final Edge
We use flexible waterproof marine epoxy to ensure your handles are on your blade for good! We spend the next few stages refining the final handle shape and polish. The last step is to add the final cutting edge which we do with the Tormek. Its water cooled sharpening wheel ensures there's no damage to the final temper of the knife by keeping the steel cool.
The Final Product
The final product is something we can both be proud of. A truly collaborative process has produced the knife of your dreams.
Come let Skarpari help you realize your design potential as a custom knife creator.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Are They Made?
Our blades feature full tang knife handles and are available in both stainless steel or high carbon steel.
The handles are held together with either solid pins or on larger knives a decorative Skarpari logo pin.
We use a range of different handles materials and rotate our offerings seasonally with a strong focus on San Juan Islands native timbers.