Product Care

Care instructions. 

How To Properly Maintain Your Custom Hunting Knives

Clean after use

Never put away your knife, unless it is clean and dry. Your knife is a workhorse, so it’s bound to get wet and dirty. Best practice dictates that your knife is clean and dry before you sheath it or store it away.
Even our hands release oils and will make your knife dirty. Especially if the hands are sweaty. Since sweat contains minerals such as ammonia and salt, it can penetrate the metal easily, causing metal corrosion.

  1. Wash your knife with some hot soapy water (dish soap and water).
  2. Use a non-scratchy soft cloth to dry clean your knife. Make sure you don’t scrape the blade though.
  3. If your knife contains strong stains, use a blend of salt and vinegar and rag to remove them. After that, clean the knife again with dish soap and water and dry it with a soft cloth.
  4. Don’t touch the steel with your hands. The sweat from our hands contains ammonia, urea and salt and is left behind from our fingerprints.
  5. Finally, store your knife in a dry and clean place.
    Store it

Once you cleaned your knife properly, it’s time to safely place it. If you plan to use your knife in the near future.
Leather sheath makes a good outdoor storage for your knife, but avoid leaving the knife in it for a longer period of time. If you plan to store your knife for a longer period of time, then use plain paper. Wrap your cleaned and dry knife in it and put it in a plastic bag. It is highly recommended to use desiccant as well.
How to Lubricate Your Hunting Knife

  1. Use a small amount of oil to lube your hunting knife. Using too much oil will attach unwanted elements to your knife.The oil should be all-purpose, enabling a complete care for your knife.
  2. Be cautious, oiling the handle will make it slippery. Use linseed oil to lubricate a wooden handle. Leather handles can be treated with mink oil. Rubber handles (or other synthetic materials) don’t require oiling.
  3. Rub away any excess oil with a cleaning cloth.

Sharpen your knife
Regular honing of the blade helps to ensure it remains sharp and crisp, ready for the next task. Using a whetstone to sharpen your hunting knife is an even more serious and professional way to make sure your knife is extra sharp.
Think of honing as changing the oil in your car, and sharpening as a complete tune-up of the motor. It is recommended to hone your hunting knife after every use.