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Not a CAD expert? Send us a template.

You don't have to be an experienced CAD jockey to design a knife. If you can provide us with a knife template or model, then we can reverse engineer it and turn it into CAD.

What exactly do you have to provide?

For a full checklist for templates click here.

  • Templates can be made of any rigid material

  • It must be the exact profile you want us to cut- not the finished knife

  • In order for the scanner to pick them up, all holes in the template should be at least 1/8" in diameter (they can be edited once they are in CAD)

  • Include a supporting drawing or PDF with hole locations, finished diameters, tolerances, secondary operations, or anything else that should be reflected in the cut part (see example below)

templates for knife blanks

Examples of templates made from different rigid materials.

hand drawn knife blank with order details and dimensions

Example of a supporting document to provide with a template.

Including the design name, dimensions, material, finish thickness, heat treat/secondary operations, hole diameters, quantity, surface and edge finish, tolerances, and notes.

How do we do it?

We utilize a Virtek Laser scanner that is able to scan your template and turn it into a 2D CAD file that can be exported to CAM for cutting. After the template is scanned it goes through a process of verification and editing within our CAD/CAM program. Check out our template checklist to know what your template should include.

If you're interested in working with us in the future hit the Contact Us / Request Order Form button at the top of the website or give us a call.

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