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Cutler's Rivets


We offer a selection of rivets known as "compression rivets" or "cutler's rivets". 

These rivets consist of a set [one male rivet and one female rivet] and are very simple to use.

Simply drill  5/32" holes in the tang of the knife where you plan to fasten the handle onto with the rivets.

Next align and clamp your handle material to the tang and drill through the hole in the tang using the 5/32" drill
to make the holes in the handle material.

After that I like to drill the handle material with a slightly larger 11/64" bit to allow for the expansion of the female rivet
as they are put together.

The final step to prepare the handle for the rivets is to countersink the flat surface to allow the head of the rivet to
recess slightly into the surface of the material.

Place the female rivet into the handle first (remember ladies first) then place the handle on a hard flat surface and carefully pound or press the male rivets down into the female rivets.

Brass Cutler's Rivets - available in 4 sizes

1/4" head diameter X 7/16" shaft length

5/16" head diameter X 1/2" shaft length

5/16" head diameter X 9/16" shaft length

5/16" head diameter X 5/8" shaft length

Price $0.25 per set (one Male and one Female Rivet)
NEW! The nickel silver rivets work exactly as the brass rivets do but the nickel silver resists corrosion better and will not tarnish or turn green like brass can.  If you are looking for an option to avoid the tarnish or just don't like the look of brass, this is the solution.

Nickel Silver Cutler's Rivets - available in 3 sizes (all in stock)

1/4" head diameter X 3/8" shaft length
(Now available)

1/4" head diameter X 7/16" shaft length
(Now available)

5/16" head diameter X 1/2" shaft length
(Now available)

Price $0.35 per set (one Male and one Female Rivet)
  Shipping for all domestic (USA) rivet orders is now a flat rate shipping fee of $2.00 and will be sent via USPS in a padded envelope.
The shopping cart will show no fee for the shipping but will show $2.00 as an insurance fee which will actually be the postage
and handling combined fee.

International orders
should email for a postage quote prior to ordering.

Current postage rates to Australia $23.50 Small Priority flat rate box, 6- 10 days delivery. Up to 4 pounds weight./ $400 value
(December 2014)


WARNING!! knife making has been determined to be addictive or at least habit forming.

Once you've experienced the feeling of accomplishment from completing your first knife, you will be hooked for life.