Q. How long does it take to receive my custom knife after I order it? A.
The custom knives are made on a first-come,
first-served basis, so it will depend on how many knives there are
waiting to be made ahead of yours. It also depends on the type of knife
you order. . I do try to get out all custom knives as timely as I
Q. How do I keep my knife sharp? A.
Knives are kept sharp with a diamond hone and a
V-shaped ceramic sharpener, both of which are available at local sporting stores. Keith recommends that if you are uncomfortable with sharpening the knife yourself, you should send it back to him and he will gladly sharpen it up for you.
Q. How will my custom knife be shipped? A.
Knives are shipped and insured through UPS.
Q. Why is 154CM stainless better than carbon steel or 440C stainless for knife blades? A. 154CM stays sharper considerably longer than carbon steel and
some longer than 440C. Also,
knives made from carbon steel often rust.
Q. How do I care for my kitchen cutlery? A.
Kitchen cutlery should be washed and dried after
use. Keep the cutlery away from other knives and/or kitchen utensils,
such as silverware, preferably in a knife block. Never let them soak in
water, as it will ruin the finish on the handles. Also, it is best not
to wash them in a dishwasher for the same reason.
Q. Why are handcrafted knives priced higher than those in discount stores sporting goods departments? A.
Most knives sold in stores are made in factories,
many of which have been moved to foreign countries. Handcrafted knives
are made by hand, from start to finish, from high quality materials.
With reasonable care, they will last a lifetime and give excellent
Hill Country Texas Custom Knives is not responsible for injury or damage caused by negligence or improper handling of our knives.