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). You can send check, money order, or we will call you for credit card information when your knife arrives. 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.