We specialize in custom pieces of functional art to include axes, knives, buckles, and anything else challenging.
Start by filling out the custom order form below with your ideas. If we approve your idea we will collaborate with you and our design team to create a completely custom work of art. For a fee of $35-50 (depending on product) we'll send you a mock-up photo of your product prior to purchase. This fee includes 1 initial design mock-up and 1 modification. Any further additions and changes will require another design/consultation charge. Our custom project timelines vary but typically take 8-10 WEEKS (depending on complexity and availability of materials) once design is accepted and final price paid.
Everything is paid online through a secure payment service so it's quick. If you still have questions please email me firstname.lastname@example.org or see the FAQ below.
Mock-ups take 1-3 business days (does not include weekends).The production of your project can take 13-15 weeks unless you order something out of the ordinary like a sword, or a project using damascus. It may take longer if you choose exotic materials that we have to special order. Typical axes and knives though, 13-15 weeks. Contact us if you need a rush order.
2) How much does it cost?
There's no way to get an accurate price unless we know what you want, which is why we do the mock up. The mock up costs $30-$50 and only then will we know how much it will cost based on materials used, amount of labor involved, and engraving time. Our prices online are similar to the custom order projects based on the same materials and amount of engraving work. For example, a simply designed axe can cost around $250. One with very detailed, heavy engraving will likely cost around $400. Some more, some less. Same with knives. We can usually work with most budgets, just let us know up front and we won't get too crazy.
3) Are your axes and knives functional?
Absolutely. If you chose a particular piece or you ask us to create extensive artwork on an axe or knife, we will tell you up front if that will effect it's functionality. For example, you want us to create an axe for you but you want the wood handle to be shaped like a spine. We can do that but will tell you up front that extensive carving will take away from the integrity of the wood handle if you decide to use it to chop down wood. Also, we can not guarantee or redo the artwork if you rough up your axe or knife from using it. We can do fixes for a small fee. Sharpening and cleaning is always free as long as you pay for shipping.
4) Can I call you to discuss my design?
Unfortunately, we have learned through experience that phone calls for design discussion don't work and lead to forgotten design information. We have several custom orders and inquiries each week and it's too much information to keep track of if it's not in writing for us to look at later. For that purpose, we specifically require that all design information stay via email and through the Custom Order Form for reference later.
Don't hesitate to email or call if you have other questions.