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Bespoke Post Subscription Box Review + Coupon – “Forge”

Bespoke Post Forge july 2019 subscription box review

Bespoke Post is a monthly men’s subscription box. Unlike most subscription boxes, you get to preview the new Bespoke Post box offerings on the first of each month, and you can easily skip any month that doesn’t interest you in your account section.

This is a review of the “Forge” box, which is available for purchase!

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My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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About Bespoke Post

The Subscription Box: Bespoke Post

The Cost: $45 a month for members, $55 if purchased without a membership.

COUPON: Use code ADDICT25 to 25% off your first box.

The Products: Monthly lifestyle items, curated around a theme.

Ships to: the lower 48 US states for $3.95, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada for $10. All orders over $75 qualify for free shipping.

Bespoke Post “Forge” Review

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My husband Will has been obsessed with Damascus steel for some time now. He has always been really interested in forging, and something about this particular method really grabbed his attention. He loves reading about this history of weaponry and would someday like to dabble in knifemaking, though that is a hobby that certainly wouldn’t fit into our lifestyle right now.

Needless to say, I was really, really excited to get to select this piece from the boxes available this month.

walnut handled knife

There are very few times I can recall in our marriage when I have seen Will pick something up with such reverence. Usually, it is a baby or a puppy, or some other cute, delicate thing. This time, it was a knife.

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BucknBear Mini Camper Knife – Retail Value $69.00

Even I have to admit that Damascus steel is rather interesting. This striking blade is made out of 256 layers of alternating 1095 & 15N20 steel. The folding of these over and over is what gives the blade its distinct and very beautiful layered effect. The one I selected for Will has a handsome walnut handle complete with brass pins. The blade itself is around 3.25 inches long, making it perfect for camping or just keeping close by when outside working around the garden.

detail of rivets blade edge

I don’t know a ton about knives other than that they are supposed to cut things, and this one does that! But if you start talking about knives with Will, prepare to be talking about them for a while.

Will explained to me that many manufacturers create “fake” Damascus steel blades that are not forged correctly or that are simply decorated with a surface finish of those distinct black lines. Some are so bad that you can actually rub them off the blade with your finger! This made me nervous, as I really wanted him to be impressed with this gift. Much to my relief, he was so excited to find that this piece is genuine, and really well made to boot!

knife n leather sheath back of leather sleeve

Will’s favorite new possession also came with its own high-quality leather sheath. It featured super thick leather and a belt loop.

Verdict: This Bespoke Post pretty much made Will’s dreams come true. Seriously, he is obsessed with this knife. He keeps it at his desk and every so often I will catch him pulling it out of the sheath to examine it and smile. Overall, we are looking at a total retail value of $69.00, and since I would have bought this for Will even without a subscription, I am very pleased to have spent $45 on it with my membership.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! Find it here.

COUPON: Use code ADDICT25 to 25% off your first box.

Value Breakdown: This $45 box contained a $69 item. That’s a savings of about 35%.

Check out all of our Bespoke Post reviews and the best men’s subscription boxes of 2019, as voted by our readers!

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Written by Megan


I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Posted in Bespoke Post Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Men| Tags: bespoke post | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. I would love that knife. I have an obsession with knives also. I don’t need any more knives though. I already have a ton that I just get out and look at occasionally.

  2. I want to get this box for my husband. I clicked on the link but I’m not seeing it. Is it sold out?

    • I would call them. I was able to get a coffee infuser/cbd/cinnamon set from a few months back that’s no longer on their website. Their customer service is amazing.

      • Thanks for the tip. I spoke with Jane, who was so nice & very helpful. She added it to my cart and gave me expedited shipping for free to make sure I would receive it in time for our wedding anniversary! Great customer service.

      • I got that same set! my wallet hates whenever I look at BP site, I always find something lol!

    • Hey Michelle! Bespoke seems to only “showcase” certain boxes on the box page. I have no idea why! One way around this is to use their search bar for the name of the box (in this case “forge”) and then the box will show up as an option. I hope this helps in the future and that your husband loves his gift! Happy anniversary! <3

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