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Our Pricing

Price for a custom knife made by Schmiedeglut

What is the price for a knife and how do we calculate our prices?

The following prices are made for example use and can change at any time.
 
Schmiedeglut stands for open pricecalculation and fairness.
We calculate our prices based on working hours/time rate + material + tax
 
Material includes:
  • Steel for the blade / damascus steel
  • Material for grip handle, inlays, mosaicpins, rivets, ...
  • Abrasives
  • Tools, machines
  • Rent, electricity, water, gas, heating
Personnel costs are based on the level of difficulty 
  • 45, - € / hour. for normal work and materials 
  • 60, - € / hour. for very difficult work or with very expensive materials
  • 75, - € / hour. for very difficult work and very expensive materials
  • 90, - € / hour. for working on knives of the Luxury Edition or particularly unusual projects
19% VAT. 
The VAT (or sales tax) is a transit item on which we earn nothing and remit to the tax office.
 
 

Example-1: Masterpiece Edition
hunting knife made ​​of carbon steel with ebony handle (hardwood) and leather sheath

Working time (7 hrs.)
  • Blade shape, blade grinding, blade hardening, tempering (about 2 hours each 60, -. €)
  • Blade finish (approx 0.5 hrs of 45, -. €)
  • Prepare handle material, blade mount, form grinding, handle finish (about 2 hours each 60, -. €)
  • Sharpen the knife, quality control, reworking smaller errors (about 0.5 hours to each 45, -. €)
  • Sew leather sheath, adjust color (about 2 hours of 45, -. €)

The knife costs by:

Working hours: € 375.00
+Material:       40,- €
+ 19% tax: € 78.85
Sale Price: 493.85, - €
 

Example-2: Masterpiece Edition 
kitchen knife handforged-Damascus steel with 300 layers and handle made of hardwood

Working time (13 hrs.)
  • Build Damascus package, repeatedly folding and forge welding, 300 layers produced (about 3 hours each 60, - €)
  • Reforge to size, normalize, soft glow, etc. (about 2.5 hours to each 45, -. €)
  • Blade shape, blades grinding, blade hardening, tempering (3 hours each 60, -. €)
  • Blade Finish by hand, etching treatment (approximately 2.5 hours of 45, -. €)
  • Prepare handle material, blade mount, Form grinding, handle finish (about 2 hours each 60, -. €)
  • Sharpen the knife, quality control, reworking smaller errors (about 0.5 hours to each 60, -. €)
The knife costs by:
 
Working hours: € 735.00
+Material:        50,- €
+ 19% tax: 149.15
Sale Price: 934.15, - €
 

Example 3: Luxury Edition 
diameter special order

Handforged Spiderweb-Damascus/ Mammoth Ivory XC / mosaic pins / Liners

Working time (18 hrs.)
  • Design together with the customer (about 1 hour to each 60, -. €) 
  • Forging and creating Spiderweb Damascus (about 8 hours per 90, - €)
  • Reforge to size, normalize, soft glow, etc. (about 1.5 hours to each 60, -. €)
  • Blade shapes, blades grinding, blade hardening, tempering (about 2 hours each 90, -. €)
  • Blade finish, etching treatment (about 1 hour to each 60, -. €)
  • Prepare handle material, blade mount, form grinding, handle finish (about 2 hours each 90, -. €)
  • Sharpen the knife, quality control, reworking smaller errors (about 0.5 hours to each 60, -. €)
The knife costs by:
 
Working hours: € 1,320.00
+Material:            195,00 €
+ 19% tax: € 287.85
Selling price: € 1,802.85
 
 
 

The "SG-series"
Handmade knife with mechanical assistance

With our "SG-models" we offer you the quality of a handmade knife, but at a significantly lower price.
  • All work that is relevant to the quality of the knives, are 100% handmade by ourselves (eg hardening, heat treatment, finishing, sharpening, assembly, quality control, etc.)
  • The remaining work where it's all about simple diligence tasks, we set with mechanical assistance (cut material to work out rough shape and serrated, drill holes, etc.)
The "SG-knives" can be described as "Handmade Made in Germany", however, there is a difference to the knives of the "Masterpiece and Luxury Edition"
By the above procedure we save about 30-50% working time in the production and give these savings on to our customers . You will see a difference only on price, since the quality of the SG-knives is the same as completely handmade custom knives (if the materials also are the same) 
There is indeed the possibility to individualize the knife, but we cannot realize any fundamental changes. 
 
Of course, it is possible that we will forge a knife of the SG-series completely customized (Masterpiece or Luxury Edition) . In this case, we can consider all possible special requests and there are no limitations. But then again it is complex and expensive.