Re: Knife designer looking for custom knife makers
I don't think you'll get anyone to agree to make your knives without showing us some designs. There are plenty of knife makers out there but they mostly design their own knives. I don't know of many guys with the investment in equipment and time learning the techniques that can't also design. Knowing how to do it fuels the design process. Knives are designed around the processes that a given maker can accomplish with their skills and tools.
I found these designs on a forum, http://forum.multitool.org/index.php...ch=25291;image http://forum.multitool.org/index.php...ch=25287;image
and I was so blown away by it that I'm going to make it exactly as it appears and give design credit to the maker with his logo on the frame. But then it's very similar to what I'm doing and very well rendered. Even then it will most likely only be a one off just to show I can. I wouldn't have been as impressed by a sketch. That's the kind of impact you'll have to make on someone if you expect your name to go on their work. And it's good that you don't expect money because they likely will, from you.