Here are some questions that you might have about my knives and sheaths. Maybe the answer to your question will be listed below. If it is not, please shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: I want my knife sheath, or wood knife handle to have the exact same color as one pictured on the website. Can this be done?
A: I cannot guarantee that any color will be exactly the same. We will try to match colors as closely as we can if a request comes in, but each item is handmade, and will vary.
Q: Will you make changes to my custom order once the deposit is placed and the order is on the books?
A: I will make changes up to one (1) month from the date of the order. After that, a new order will need to be placed. If a new order is placed, your position in the waiting list will stay the same, but you will lose the initial deposit amount.
Q: Are deposits refundable?
A: No, the deposit covers the initial time and materials cost of setting up your order.
Q: Will you build a horizontal sheath for a Nessmuk style knife?
A: No, Nessmuk knives, Trade knives and some Frontier knives do not work well with the horizontal sheath. This is noted on the model pages.
Q: Will you build me a knife from a picture or drawing?
A: This depends on the design and features of the knife that you are interested in. Please note that if you send me a drawing of a knife and I decide to build it for you, I will make whatever design changes I feel are needed to make the knife right for you. All knives made from drawings/pictures are sold as is unless there is a defect in materials or workmanship. Do not call me and say, “I like it but it needs this or that.” You are the one that wanted a knife like that! It is usually better for you to order a knife that I already build. That way, you are getting a proven, dependable design.
Q: Will this sheath loosen up over time?
A: Yes, all leather sheaths will loosen with age and use. The sheaths for the knives with integral finger guards, such as the Packer and Mini Jaguar, will be tighter longer than a Nessmuk sheath, for example. This is because the welt strip can be fitted better to the integral guard.
Q: Do I have to worry about losing a Nessmuk, or similar knife out of the sheath?
A: I and others that I know have carried these styles of knives under all kinds of real world conditions and have not had problems with losing a knife. The sheaths for these knives are made very deep to take in most of the knife, so the chance of losing it is very small. It is a traditionally made sheath for a traditionally styled knife.
Q: Will you take a set of antlers that I have harvested and make a handle with them?
A: Sorry, but I have decided not to do this, as I can better guarantee the antler making a suitable handle if I use something from my stock.
Q: What’s the status of my order? How much longer will it be before my knife is done?
A: When you place a knife order, you will be notified as to the approximate wait time (currently about 5-6 months). Please be patient and rest assured that when your knife is complete, you will be contacted.
That’s all for now! I will try to add more soon. Thanks, Lucas