Sharpen & Refurbish Service

At Knives of Alaska we offer 2 services to get your knives back in top shape – Sharpen & Refurbish.

SHARPEN
If you are not comfortable with sharpening yourself and your knife is in good shape otherwise, then our Sharpen Service is the option you are looking for. There is no cost for sharpening. Return shipping is $10*. Please clean the knife(s) and secure in sheath. Enclose copy of order inside package and ship to:
          Knives of Alaska
          3100 Airport Drive
          Denison, TX 75020
          Attn: Service

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REFURBISH
If your knife needs more thorough attention, consider our Refurbish Service. Each knife is inspected and processed through the 4 stages of production listed below to restore the surface and cutting edge as close to factory standards as possible:

  1. Surface bead-blast to remove discoloration or rust
  2. Surface peen to create an easy to clean, scratch resistant satin finish
  3. Blade etch
  4. Sharpen cutting edge to factory specifications

The cost is $20/knife + $10 for return shipping*. Please clean the knife(s) and secure in sheath. Enclose copy of order inside package and ship to:
          Knives of Alaska
          3100 Airport Drive
          Denison, TX 75020
          Attn: Service

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* $2 each additional knife. US residents only
**6.25% tax added for TX residence

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.

 

What They're Saying
So far the best Knives i have ever owned! Amazing,solid quality for a great and very fair price.

– Julian