Refurbishing / Sharpening
If you are not comfortable with sharpening your knife yourself you can send it to us at our manufacturing facility for refurbishing. The price is $10.00/knife + $10.00* shipping (6.25% tax added for TX residence). Refurbishing consists of the following four steps:
- Bead blasting the surface of the knife to remove discoloration or rust spots
- Peening the blade to a satin finish that is easier to clean and scratch resistant
- Re-etching the blade
- Sharpen the blade to factory specifications
Please go to our Returns page, complete the Customer Return Form and follow the instructions for returning your knife.
*limit of 5 knives
Tips for Sharpening Your Knife
For Fixed Blade Knives: Prior to sharpening with hand steel, run a magic marker along edge. If you sharpen such that the marker line is evenly worn, you will maintain the blade angle.
For the Muskrat: When sharpening by hand we recommend using a Gatco sharpening kit. Set your sharpener up on an 18-20 degree angle. Start from the handle end and drag towards the center of the 1 inch rounded nose of the Muskrat blade. When you have an acceptable edge along the cutting portion of the blade blend the area on the center of the 1 inch blade that you drug towards to finish the sharpen.
For the Gut Hooks: Use a conical sharpener slightly smaller than gut hook opening.
For the Ulu's: You cannot use one of the sharpening systems to set the angle the handle will not let you to set the blade up. Secure the blade on a hard flat surface such as a desk or table. Extend the edge of the ulu out past the edge of the table while keeping the handle flat and depressed firmly. Now take a sharpener such as our diamond coated steel or a whetstone and stroke the entire length of the blade with the steel or stone keeping the angle consistent with what was ground in at our factory. It may be a little awkward at first, but you will improve with practice. If you have ever sharpened a double-bitted axe it is a similar movement. The blade stays put and the stone or steel moves down the length of sharpened edge.