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Bespoke Post “Forge” Subscription Box Review

Carlos Lamborn
ByCarlos LambornOct 1, 2022 | 9 comments

Bespoke Post
3.9 overall rating
107 Ratings | 38 Reviews

Bespoke Post is a monthly membership club that delivers high-quality lifestyle products from up-and-coming brands. It’s voted as one of the best men’s subscription boxes of 2022 by our readers and it’s a great box for women and couples as well. 

When you sign up, there’s a quiz to determine your preferences and interests, then you’re matched with a new themed box every month. For $49 per month, each box promises at least $70 in retail value with items ranging from outdoor gear, barware, home, and kitchen goods, clothing, and more. 

Unlike most subscription boxes, you get to preview your Bespoke Post box before it ships and you can easily swap for a different box or skip the month for no charge. You only pay for the months that interest you. 

This is a review of the "Forge" box.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we review boxes.)

First Impressions

 

Bespoke Post always has a good presentation. Their boxes are instantly recognizable. I like that they have the perfect box or bag for any item you order. The box typically comes with a card to let you know what's inside, as well as a little bit about each item. This time they just go over how to take care of your new knife.

Inside the Bespoke Post "Forge" Box

BucknBear Knives Mini Hunter Damascus Steel Knife - Retail Price $79

 

Note: Bespoke says this is a mini hunter, but the manufacture says it's a mini camper. Not a big deal, just took me a second to find it.

Ever since I was shown a Damascus steel knife I have always wanted one. So, despite not being a big knife guy, I leapt at the chance to grab this mini hunter knife from BucknBear. The knife comes dutifully wrapped in three layers of protection with a plastic cap on the tip and there's a good reason. The cutting edge is no joke. The handmade, drop point blade contains 256 layers forged from 1095 high-carbon steel and 15N20, an alloy with a high nickel content that lends a shine to some of the layers, according to the website. The entire tool measures 6-3/4 inches total with a 3-1/4-inch blade. It's incredibly sharp, substantial, and serious. I was surprised by how beefy the knife feels in my hand.

Surrounding the full tang blade is polished hardwood with brass pins and finger grooves for a comfortable fit. You can order it in four colors: Walnut, Red Burlwood, Blue Burlwood, and – for an extra cost – Bone. I went with Walnut because it looked the most natural. There is also a lanyard hole. It all fits inside a premium leather sheath, which sports a minimal tooled design and double-stitching. There is a belt loop on the back. At first I thought the knife fit in the sheath very loosely, but realized (after seeing some photos) that the knife needs pushed inside to be secure.

Overall, I love this beautiful knife. I'm not sure I'll be strapping this to my belt, but see myself using this at the campsite or just sitting around the campfire whittling...I've never whittled in my life. BUT I MIGHT. Regardless, this knife is handsome, mature, and substantial. I've very happy with my choice this month.

Verdict

I wouldn't consider myself a knife guy, but I was attracted to "Forge" this month because I wanted a serious blade and this was the best Bespoke Post has to offer (in my opinion). The blade is beautiful. I love the layers and shine. The handle is gorgeous. I love the natural wood look. The knife fits in my hand well, looks great in the sheath, and is hella sharp. I wish I could get a kitchen knife just like this, but...money. Overall, another happy and successful installment from Bespoke Post. There isn't a whole lot to say because it was exactly what I wanted and exactly what I got. That's what you get with this subscription.

Let's Talk About Value

This knife is $79, and the subscription's cost starts at $49. That is in line with most Bespoke Post installments. I'm very happy to receive this knife at a discount and with what I saved I might grab some knife oil and Band Aids for the inevitable injury.

To Wrap Up

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, the "Forge" is available at the time of this post.

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What do you think of the "Forge" Bespoke Post box? Let us know in the comments below.

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Carlos Lamborn
Carlos Lamborn
Carlos is a husband and father of two. He likes coffee, beer, camping, disc golf, a good box cutter, and the accomplishment of even the most menial home-owning task. Carlos is new to the world of subscription boxes and loves the wonderment of receiving them in the new mailbox he just spent all day installing.

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9 comments

Lisa B

@Carlos another great review, thank you. I bought this knife for my son and it’s beautiful!
Bespoke offers a book for 50 things to do with a pen knife. I’m certain you could get your whittle on😉
(https://www.bespokepost.com/store/chronicle-50-things-to-do-with-penknife-book)

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Carlos Lamborn

It is indeed beautiful. Almost too beautiful to use. Thanks for commenting.

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Lorina

I am not a dude, so maybe I am missing why this box offers so many knives? I mean, how many different non-dishwasher-safe wood-handled knives does anyone need, male or female?

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Carlos Lamborn

Knives are a staple of many manly subscriptions. I have several to prove it. I think it’s because they are useful, simple, and you can get a good one for a price that makes sense for both parties. But once you have a good one, why would you need anymore? I agree with what you said. There are some strange ones on there. Thanks for commenting.

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Colleen

A lot of knives have different purposes. Just like your kitchen knives.

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Jennifer

I was kind of hoping from the name that it would be a kit! I almost got my husband a knife making kit for Father’s Day, but wasn’t sure which kind he’d like or where to start. Or even if he’d prefer just the handle making kit or one where you have to sharpen the blade, too.

But the Damascus steel knives look pretty cool, and I like that this let’s you pick the handle material.

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Carlos Lamborn

I can’t imagine a knife-making kit, but that would be an awesome class or something. One of my friends made a knife out of a file. It was almost like he was whittling, but rather than using a knife he was making one. Thanks for commenting.

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Jody E

Bring on the whittling videos. HA HA. I enjoyed reading this review. I need new kitchen knives so I wouldn’t need this outdoor knife.

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Carlos Lamborn

If I did a video it would have titled “How Not to Whittle.” Thanks for commenting.

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