FAQ/Info

 SHEATHS

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, WE DO NOT MAKE OR STOCK ANY SHEATHS.
  • Badger Claw Outfitter sheaths - Orders are fulfilled by and will be shipped directly from BCO, separate from the rest of your order. Please allow a minimum of 6 weeks for delivery.
  • Contact john@badgerclawoutfitters.com with any questions. 

HANDMADE POLICY

Most of our knives are cut by waterjet. We then grind, heat treat and finish each knife by hand. No 2 knives are exactly the same. We strive to put out the best product we can and will never intentionally allow a defective product to leave our shop. That being said, there may be minor imperfections on your handmade knife. Blemishes, uneven grind lines, wavy lines, tool markings, and etc are only surface blemishes and will not affect the performance of your knife. If an imperfection is present, it is not to be considered as a "manufacturer's defect".

 

CAN I HAVE A KNIFE I DESIGNED CUSTOM MADE TO MY SPECS?

No. We no longer accept full custom orders made to customer specifications.

I SAW A KNIFE YOU MADE  THAT I  WANT. WILL YOU MAKE ME ONE JUST LIKE IT?

Not likely. Our production is based on a variety of different factors including availability of materials, current workload and sometimes just our creative mood. Some knives you see on social media are made from one-off materials that we may never be able to find or get again.  As we complete these style of knives they will be listed under “Available Knives”. They are first come first served.

BUT I REALLY WANT THAT KNIFE. CAN'T YOU JUST MAKE ANOTHER ONE?

Seriously lol. Due to a variety of factors, including availability of materials, we are unable to accept these requests. 

YOU ARE OUT OF STOCK. WILL YOU BE MAKING MORE?

Of course! 

WHEN WILL YOU HAVE MORE AVAILABLE?

We are NOT a large manufacturer, we are only 2 people in a small shop. Our knives are made one at a time by hand. As with any handmade item, it takes time to complete them. Availability will vary based on our current workload, which is always changing. Please check back often. You can always put your name on our waiting list for a knife. This can be be found under “Made To Order Knives”.

I SAW A KNIFE YOU POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA THAT WILL BE FOR SALE SOON. CAN I “RESERVE” IT OR BUY IT BEFORE IT IS LISTED?

No. If we do this for one person we have to do it for everyone. In order to keep things fair for anyone wanting a knife, all blades are first come first served. You just have to keep an eye on the listings and be the first one to buy it.

WHAT MATERIALS ARE YOUR KNIVES MADE FROM?

Knife blades are mostly made from O1, 1095, 80CRV2, and 8670 carbon steels. Occasionally other steels such as S35VN or AEB-L are also used. There too many different materials to list them all here. Please check the description in each individual knife listing for a list of materials used on that particular knife.

DO YOU MAKE FOLDING KNIVES?

No. Folding knives are an entirely different monster and we are just not setup to make them. Maybe in the future we will expand, but for now – fixed blade knives only.

DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?

Yes. We do not ship world wide, however we do regularly ship to countries in The Americas, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and others. We are not responsible for import taxes, customs fees or packages lost, stolen or confiscated during transit.

HOW QUICKLY WILL I RECEIVE  MY ORDER?

Please allow 2 business days for the order to be packaged and shipped. Business days are Monday-Friday, excluding any major USA holidays. Once your package has been handed off to the carrier, it is out of our control. Most of our packages arrive to their destinations in a timely manner, however there are some delays due to COVID-19.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

We are based in Texas, USA

DO YOUR KNIVES INCLUDE A SHEATH?

No. Unless otherwise stated in the listing, our knives do not come with sheaths. We leave sheath making to the experts. We have partnered with Badger Claw Outfitters and their handmade sheaths may be ordered through our website. There is no need to send them your knife as they have patterns for most of our regular knife models.

If you would prefer a different style sheath, you will need to seek out the vendor and style of your preference. You will likely need to send your knife to them.

WILL MY BLADE PATINA?

With any high carbon steel, you can expect your blade to discolor over time. As it gets used, it will develop a natural patina which is a form of protective oxidation. Patina is natural and should not only be expected but embraced. It tells the story of where your knife has been and all the things it has done for you. The patina will also help protect it from rusting.

A knife of high carbon steel should be kept clean, dry and oiled to minimize the chances for rust. Also, storing a knife inside a leather sheath is not advised since moisture can be trapped against the blade.

With stainless steels you will not likely see any patina from normal use. Keep in mind, even stainless variants can and will rust if the knife is not cared for properly. Always dry your knives after use and oiling them lightly is always a good idea.

WHAT SHOULD I USE ON MY KNIVES TO KEEP THEM LOOKING GOOD?

If you prepare food with your knife we recommend using Blade Balm or Red Eyed Hog B-Fat. If you do not use your knife for food prep, 3-in-1 oil works nicely.


 

 

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