Product Care Instructions

As with any tool, its productivity and longevity are only as good as the maintenance it receives from its owner. Below are some recommendations to optimize your tool for many moons to come.

  • It is important to keep your edge tool as dry as possible. Wipe clean and dry when you are able. Most stainless steel upkeep is fairly easy. High carbon steels and tool steels require a little more care. Maintain the steel with a light wiping of mineral oil or gun oil. Denatured alcohol and fine steel wool can help to remove any light corrosion that may occur due to not keeping the blade dry when possible.
  • Edge tools with synthetic handle materials can be revived with a light coat of linseed oil followed by wiping the excess of with a clean lint free cloth. Edge tools crafted with wooden handle material may be revived with light coats of hand rubbed linseed or teak oil as well.
  • Sharpening – Light work with stones, leather stropping. Round files for gut hooks, line cutters, and serrations. I personally use a system from Wicked Edge to maintain my blades. Always remember that a sharp tool is a safe tool. Maintain your tool for optimum performance and maximum safety.
  • My knives are for cutting only. My knives are NOT prybars or demolition tools. If you use them for any purpose outside the norm of a knife and damage your blade I am NOT responsible for your actions or outcomes nor will I repair damage caused by said actions.
  • I do NOT refurbish knives or tools other than my own.
  • DEPOSIT – 1/2 of entire project cost is due PRIOR to any custom blade work beginning by each client.  This first half deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE.  The remaining balance is due within 30 days of project completion.  If the project is not paid in full within 30 days of completion, AW&K retains the blade and has the right to offer for sale to the general public.

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