Byron Reeves Posted October 13, 2009 Share Posted October 13, 2009 I consider myself as getting "close" to being able to sell the knives I make, but have several questions. Considering that reputation is of great long term importance of any knifemaker, I would like for my name to be on all the knives I sell, but I'm not sure how to go about doing this. Engraving is not a option as I already heat treated the blade that's semi close to being ready. I might could put my name on the un HT tang part of it (it's a skeletonized design,so no handle material), but if I mess up (I never engraved steel before), all the work will be ruined, so here I am back to engraving not being a option. Any advice? I've heard about those etching companies that make stencils and etching supplies for you, but I always heard this method produces fuzzy results, so not sure about it. I already have an idea of how to safely package them, which will basically involve the knife being incased in a thin block of stryofoam and another thinner block over it, then the two taped together. This would provide enough protection the knife would ever need during the shipping, once it's packaged in the box as well.(Although the added weight could bring up costs) My question about this, is there any disadvantages to this method, like could the sytrofoam scratch the knife, trap oxygen therefore making it rust before it's receieved, etc? Speaking of rust, how would I insure that it doesn't rust before it is recieved? (01, so rusts easily) ? As soon as I can, I'll be making sheaths for them as well, but I'm not sure how to go about packaging both a sheath and knife in the same package.(As I wouldn't trust the knife to be inside it, not during shipping anyway) Any advise on this as well? Many questions, I know, but I have never considered selling anything before and this will be my first time at it. "The most rewarding things in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done." Make do with what you have, if at all possible. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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