Frequently Asked Questions
This page is to help answer questions about the products we make and what is available to purchase.
- PLEASE NOTE THAT UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, WE DO NOT MAKE OR STOCK ANY SHEATHS.
- Badger Claw Outfitter sheaths - Orders are fulfilled by and will typically be shipped directly from BCO, separate from the rest of your order. Please check lead times carefully before ordering. Contact john@badgerclawoutfitters with any questions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN I HAVE A KNIFE CUSTOM MADE TO MY SPECS?
No. Malone Knife & Tool is currently not making made-to-order knives to customer specifications. We release completed knives regularly. Production is based on a variety of different factors including availability of materials, current workload and sometimes just our creative mood. Please check our currently available knives.
WILL YOU MAKE ME A KNIFE THAT I DESIGNED MYSELF?
No. It's not likely.
I SAW A KNIFE YOU MADE A WHILE BACK THAT I REALLY WANT. WILL YOU MAKE ME ONE LIKE THAT?
No. Our production is based on a variety of different factors including availability of materials, current workload and sometimes just our creative mood. Besides, most of our customers like having knives that are unique to them.
BUT I REALLY WANT THAT KNIFE, CAN'T YOU JUST MAKE ANOTHER ONE, JUST FOR ME?
Seriously. We're not accepting custom orders. Our business just isn't set up for it.
YOU ARE OUT OF STOCK. WILL YOU BE MAKING MORE?
Of course! Our livelihoods depend on making new knives available for purchase. It does take time to make new blades available, so please check back regularly.
WHEN WILL YOU HAVE MORE AVAILABLE?
As with any handmade item, it takes time to complete them. Availability will vary based on our current workload, which is always changing. We will do our best to have new products available each week.
I SAW A KNIFE YOU POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA THAT WILL BE LISTED 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 or 1095 high carbon steels. Occasionally other steels such as S35VN or AEB-L are also used. There too many different materials to make it possible to list them all here. Please check the description in each individual knife listing for a description of materials used on that knife
DO YOU MAKE FOLDING KNIVES?
No. Malone Knife & Tool is not setup to make folders. Maybe in the future we will expand, but for now – fixed blade knives only.
DOES YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?
Yes. We are not currently shipping worldwide, but we do regularly ship to countries in The Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, and others.
HOW QUICKLY DO YOU SHIP A PRODUCT I BOUGHT?
Please allow 2 business days for the order to be packaged and shipped. Business days are Monday-Friday, excluding any USA holidays.
ARE YOUR KNIVES MADE IN THE USA?
Yes. Malone Knives are made in Texas, USA
DO YOUR KNIVES COME WITH A SHEATH?
No. Unless otherwise stated in the listing, our knives do not come with sheaths. We are knife makers, not professional leather craftsmen and 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. patina
WILL MY KNIFE BLADE OXIDIZE OR 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 dry and oiled to minimize the chances for rust as it develops its protective patina. 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?
Oiling your blade is a great way to keep it in great looking condition. If you are looking to keep it food safe, we recommend using mineral oil or Red Eyed Hog B-Fat. If you're not looking to prep food with it, good old 3-in-1 Oil works nicely. Red Eyed Hog B-fat also works great on handles. We use it on both wood and synthetic handles. B-Fat is available to purchase on our site