I only require a $50 deposit to get started.
I make a knife I like. When it is ready you can buy it or pass and wait for another one, as many times as you want. I like the creative aspect of knife making, and doing full custom orders where the customer tells me how to do every detail has cramped my style and made knife making no longer fun. Doing orders this way allows me creativity.
The large skinners start at $300.00
File work on the spine is $10 more
Bone is $10 more
Blade is carbon steel, and they come with a leather sheath and free shipping.
Overall length is 9" with a 4" blade.
This knife looks a little odd, but once you hold it in your hand it all makes sense. Very comfortable to use.
It usually takes about 4 - 6 weeks for me to make a custom knife.