Custom knifemakers and knife companies do NOT maintain "just-in-time" inventory. Most of the knife companies rotate from knife model to knife model based upon their capacity, which may leave a model out of stock for long periods of time. We do not have an accurate way to know when a knife will be back in stock BUT we do have a feature on our website called 'Request Notification' on items we hope to receive in the future. When an item is back in stock, our system will e-mail you to let you know about its availability. We do not accept special orders or pre-orders because of the uncertain and unpredictable nature of manufacturing schedules.
We have been in business since 1998 and were one of the first online sellers of custom knives. Largest Selection Our knives are NEW directly from the knifemaker. We offer the largest selection of new custom knives and all of them are listed with photographs and full specifications. We keep our knives perfectly new, we do not display our knives at knife shows so as to prevent the knives from getting a traveled, worn and handled look. Our knives are also not handled at a store front nor are our knives sent back and forth to a photographger. Fastest Delivery Worldwide We stock all of our items we sell and ship 95% of all orders the same business day. We use FedEx shipping for guaranteed next day and two day delivery. You will be amazed how fast your item arrives. You can even call toll-free anytime to place an order. Satisfaction Guarantee We guarantee that you will be satisfied with your knife purchase. If you are not satisfied, then return the item within 7 days of delivery in its original condition and packaging and we will refund the purchase price with NO "RESTOCKING FEES". Competitive Pricing We strive to find and provide the finest knives available at the best possible price. We look for perfection in each knife we purchase. Our knives are NEW from the knifemaker. Complete customer satisfaction is always our top priority. We accept more forms of payment than any other site. Types of payment: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Bank Checks, Money Orders, Paypal and wire transfers. Photography. Our in-house professional photographs can be enlarged to a full screen size. We do not outsource photography and pass the cost on to our customers.
Yes, all of our knives are purchased new directly from the knifemaker. We are proud of the fact that we purchase each knife we list from the artist knifemaker. We invest our time AND money in each knife we list at KnifeArt.com
You have found the right place to start your collection. We recommend researching custom knives on our site, purchasing custom knife books and reading the knife magazines ('Blade', 'Knives Illustrated' & 'Tactical Knives') to explore different knives. We would love to help you make a selection from our website by phone, our phone number is 1-800-564-3327.
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Normally, yes it is. We strive to update our website on a daily basis with our current inventory. Please feel free to give us a call or send us an e-mail if you would like to be completely sure a knife is in stock. We can ship the same business day your order is placed up until 5 p.m. central time.
Carbon steel forged knives such as damascus, tool steels may rust or discolor when exposed to harsh elements if they are not properly protected and maintained. Knives with bluing require extra care. Some custom knives are made using stainless steel damascus. Stainless steel damascus is much more resistant to oxidation.
Also called Pattern Welded Steel, is a combination of two or more steels forge-welded to create a unique pattern by a folding technique. After a damascus blade is finished, the surface of the damscus steel is treated with acid or blued to reveal the grain pattern of the steel layering process. Creating damascus steel has become its own form of cutlery art.
Mokume (Mokume Gan) is an ancient metal working technique that originated from Japan. Mokume is a layering of mixed soft metals. The unique layering of the different metals creates a beautiful pattern. Mokume is similar to damascus steel but does not normally include steel in the composition.