Raw materials used for knife making are metals such as brass, iron, copper, zink, aluminium, lead, steel etc. Majority of the metals are bought from scrap traders based in Bhuj city. For fresh metal sources, the artisans purchase them from traders in Rajkot and Ahmedabad. In the past, artisans used the horns of buffalos to make the handles. They are now replaced with acrylic synthetic material from Anjar. Usually, one artisan carries out the entire production process, this is good for artisanal skills and production efficiency.