Care & Warranty

How to maintain your carbon steel knife?
1 Oil:  These are carbon steel blades and should be oiled periodically.  I recommend Gibbs oil, but most oils will work such as machine oil, gun oil, WD-40, etc.  Apply to the blade at least once a month and every time after use.

For long term storage, I recommend either Flitz Gun and Knife wax or a Renaissance wax (museum wax) as it acts as a barrier between moisture and air.  I have used synthetic auto wax with good results.

2 Cleaning:  Use Fine Grit Steel Wool to clean the knife off after use.  OO or OOO steel wool can be found in most paint sections of stores (Paint section of Walmart, etc).   Scrub the blade with fine grit steel woo then wipe down with oil and clean cloth.  Wipe off any fingerprints.   White Rouge polish or metal polish such as flitz may also be used. I prefer Flitz polishing cream.
3 Sharpen:  Both sides of the blunt chakmak can sharpen the blade. However, a sharpening stone is recommended for better and faster result.  I have found this You Tube video to be short and to the point.

I use a ceramic Rod.  For Bug out bag, I recommend carrying a small hard file for use in the field for sharpening knives, use as a fire striker, notching wood, etc.

Thank You for your purchase from Knives By Hand  (KBH).
All of the knives that are purchased through me are warrantied for 3 years.

INITIAL UPON RECEIPT WARRANTY:  Email Frank@KnivesByHand.com for warranty .

Upon Receipt, if you do not like the knife , return it for full refund.
I do offer an initial evaluation.  This is a 100% coverage at time of receipt.  You have 3 weeks to contact me on this from time of Purchase. If you do not want the knife after initial receipt, then contact me to return it.  I have refunded for the knife being too large for the individual as he did not know how big it truly was.  I have refunded the knife for when his wife found out he spent money on a knife – ( I understand this).

Limited Lifetime warranty:
Email Frank@knivesbyHand.com for warranty against defects.
I stand behind my products. If you believe your knife is defective, please contact me frank@knivesbyhand.com and I will send you a return shipping label. If I find the skillet to be defective, you will receive a full refund.. There is no expiration on this warranty. If treated properly, your knife should last a lifetime.
All warrantied items are reviewed at the discretion of Knives By Hand – Example: if you shoot the knife with a rifle, this will not be warrantied (yes, this really happened). IF you modify  the knife such as grinding off the guard and decide you want the guard back on the knife, this may void the warranty (yes, this also really happened).  I do stand behind the strength of the knives .
In most cases, a Replacement or Refund will be applied and this would be the customers choice.