5 Steps to Get Your Own Custom Knife

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  1. Tell Dietrich what you want.
  2. Reserve your place on the wait list
  3. Confirm your custom knife order
  4. Pay
  5. Enjoy your knife!

(Ordering from inventory? Skip steps 2 & 3.)

1. Tell Dietrich what you want.

    • Knife from Inventory

      If you want an available, already-made knife, tell Dietrich which one. He’ll send an invoice by PayPal or Dwolla, and ship the knife to you when your payment clears.

    • Knife from Catalog

      Choose the options (for kitchen or utility knives) that give you what you’re looking for in a custom knife, and tell Dietrich. He’ll respond with a price quote and/or questions to make sure he understands each detail.

    • Custom Knife

      If you know you want a Podforge knife, but want something even more special than ordering from the catalog, send an email or leave a message with a good time to call. Dietrich will discuss what you need and desire in a knife, and together you’ll work out exactly the right knife for you.

2. Reserve Your Place on the Wait List

Getting on the wait list locks in the pricing for the knife you order.   When you’ve decided on the details of your custom knife, Dietrich will send an invoice for the $10 wait list fee by PayPal or Dwolla (your choice.) When your knife is ready, that wait list fee is discounted from your total – you pay for the knife after a $10 discount.  After the wait list fee is paid you will receive an email description and price quote for your records.

3. Confirm Your Knife

When he starts working on your knife, Dietrich will contact you to re-confirm the knife and shipping details. He will also give you a tentative window when your custom knife will be ready; this is generally 4-6 weeks later, though timing can vary.

4. Payment and Shipping

Once the knife is finished, you’ll get an invoice via your choice of Dwolla or Paypal. This invoice will reflect the price of the knife, a $10 wait list discount (if applicable), shipping, and tax (if shipping within the state of Washington.) Your knife will ship when payment is received, and you’ll get the tracking information.

5. Enjoy Your Custom Knife

Central to Dietrich’s philosophy is the intersection of fine art and fine tools. His knives are meant to be used–and be careful, they’re sharp!