How to Purchase:
Drop your blades by the shop and we'll put an edge on for you readily. Please help us by cleaning your equipment before bringing it to us.
If you've purchased a knife from us, we'll sharpen it at no cost.
See Refurbishing and Cleaning.
We do not sharpen swords, electric blades, or paper cutters.
Knives… $5 per blade
Cheese Cutters… $15
Gardening Shears… $7.50
Hairdresser Shears… $10
Lawn Mower Blades… $10
Meat Slicers… $10 and up
Refurbishing and Cleaning >
One of the great things about our knives is that they can be refurbished readily. Whether a fixed blade or a folder, we can service your knife so that it looks great again and performs the way it was intended. Even knives need a little TLC from time to time.
Some of our knives have special features that cannot be refurbished.
Folding Knife Services:
⊲ “Spa treatment”:
Included with Warranty
Cleaning, tuning, and sharpening at no charge other than return shipping, as long as your knife has not been modified outside of our shop.
Knives with wood, carbon fiber, and mammoth inlays are hand polished before the inlays are installed and the inlays cannot be removed, therefore, the handles cannot be re-polished. We absolutely will, however, clean and inspect these handles before they are assembled back to your knife.
⊲ Blades (re-polish or re-tumble): $30.00
Available only for S30V or S35VN blades
⊲ Handles (re-sandblast): No Charge
TiLock handles, cannot be tumbled (stonewashed) again because of its particular lock mechanism. The tumbling will round the corners and compromise the mechanism to no longer function safely and correctly.
⊲ Wood Inlay Repolish: $30.00
Fixed Blade Services:
⊲ Re-Condition: $30.00
Sandblast, Re-coat with KG Gun-KoteTM, Sharpen
Part Replacement >
Replacement parts are often hand-fit to your specific knife - so you might have to part with it for a few weeks. Examples of hand fit parts are washers, blades, or handles. Each of our employees are specialized in their fields, ensuring that you'll get the best possible fit, function, and finish out of your knife.
If you just need a few screws, wrenches, or the like, visit our online shop.
Engraving on back above lock-bar (Plain Titanium Only): $45.00
Single Thumb Lug (n/a on BG42 and Regular blades): $35.00
Double Thumb Lug (n/a on BG42 and Regular blades): $35.00
It is important that every knife we make performs to its optimum. We make every effort to ensure that each knife leaving our workshop is correct in every aspect. For this reason, we will clean, tune, and sharpen our folding knives and clean and sharpen our fixed blade knives, under warranty (you just pay for shipping), as long as the knife has not been modified in any way outside of our shop. Our lifetime warranty is to back up the functionality of the product not necessarily the aesthetics of the knife.
This Warranty does not apply:
(a) to consumable parts, such as protective coatings that will naturally diminish over time, unless failure has occurred due to a defect in materials or workmanship;
(b) to cosmetic damage, including but not limited to scratches, dents and faded anodized parts unless failure has occurred due to a defect in materials or workmanship;
(c) to damage caused by use with a third party component or product that does not meet the CRK product’s specifications;
(d) to damage caused by disassembly, accident, abuse, misuse, or other external cause;
(e) to damage caused by service (including "upgrades" and cosmetic treatments) performed by anyone who is not a representative of CRK;
(f) to a CRK Product that has been modified to alter functionality, capability, or cosmetic appeal, including but not limited to lock-bar adjustment, non-CRK factory supplied part replacement, anodizing and/or heat anodizing, sandblasting/bead-blasting, polishing, or any other form of resurfacing by a non-CRK employee;
(g) to a CRK Product assembled by a non-CRK employee with parts outside of its factory original configuration, e.g. blade or hardware swapping.
To summarize: If a knife has been modified outside of our shop, the warranty will be void.
With all that said, please contact us if you find a seemingly incorrect detail, or if your knife develops a problem after you have had it awhile. “Diagnostics at a distance” are difficult, so it is usually necessary for the knife to be returned to us, but we will advise you accordingly.
We reserve the right to change our product at any time to keep competitive in the market place and/or improve production methods. Retrofit, or upgrades to fit the "latest" model is not possible for the majority of changes. However, the previous iteration often becomes a collectible.
If you submit a claim to CRK in which repairs fall outside of warranty, CRK will, at its option, repair the CRK Product using new parts at your expense plus the cost of shipping. Unless the CRK Product is brought back to factory standards, we will no longer be able to provide servicing.
Sending your knife to CRK for Spa Treatment, Warranty Work or Sharpening?
+ I want to order a knife. When will I receive it?
We operate on a back order, so depending on the model and customization options chosen, the lead times will vary. In general, fixed blades are about 6-12 weeks, folders with plain titanium handles are about 3 months, folders with inlays or graphic are about 6-9 months, and folders with Damascus blades are about 9-12 months.
+ I think I have a warranty related issue
We are unable to determine warranty by phone or email. You will have to send your knife into our shop for us to inspect it. Once we have seen the knife in person, we will know more as to what is going on and how to address the issue. If you believe your issue to be warranty, please fill out the section provided for warranty on the service form.
+ I have an issue with my knife that has occurred overtime or recently after taking it apart,
and reassembly is not correcting it.
We would be happy to service your knife for you. Generally we are able to address and correct issues by cleaning and tuning the knife. If cleaning and tuning resolve the issue, there is no charge for the service as it will be included as part of your warranty services. If this is not the case, there may be costs associated to repair and/or replace parts. You can find instructions for sending your knife to Chris Reeve Knives here.
+ I need/want my knife sooner, is there anything I can do?”
+ I want to engrave my knife. Where do I start?
Please email customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org with requests.
We machine engrave on plain titanium knives on the front or the back handle. Front handles may have up to 20 characters. If you'd like to engrave the space above the lock bar on the back handle, we can engrave up to 14 characters. We engrave with the standard English alphabet and engravings must be deemed appropriate at the discretion of Chris Reeve Knives.
We cannot engrave on any knives with an inlay.
Turn around time is usually about 8-12 weeks on an existing knife. Brand new knives take about 3 months. Please note that a brand new knife with an engraving will need to be paid in full when the order is placed.
+ I lost my wrench, what size do I need?
All of our folding knives come with a 5/64" wrenches. Knives from the Inkosi, Umnumzaan, and TiLock families also require 1/8" wrenches. You can find replacements at your local hardware store or contact customer service.
+ I stripped my screws! Can I get replacements?
Replacement hardware may be ordered directly from Chris Reeve Knives. Email customer service or call (208) 375-0367 for pricing.
+ How often should I clean my knife?
It's good to clean your knife from time to time and make sure there is no built up of dirt around the pivot and lock area. If you use the knife around a particularly corrosive substance - acid food (oranges, tomatoes, etc), blood, salt water, be sure to wash it off in fresh water and lubricate the pivot.
We recommend using our specially formulated Fluorinated Grease or a high quality gun oil to lubricate the pivot - you should only need a drop or two.
It is not recommended that you alter the tension of the locking bar - we set it at a balance between ease of opening and safety. You don't want your knife opening in your pocket!
"Take care of your knife, and it will take care of you!"
+ I'm in Boise, can I stop by the shop for a tour?
We'd love to see you! Tours are usually about 30 minutes and we're open Monday - Thursday. The best times to show up are between 9am - 11:30am, and 1pm - 5pm. We ask that you give us 30 minutes heads up by calling the shop (208) 375 - 0367.
+ Do you offer a Military Discount?
Yes! We offer 10% off to Military and First Responders.
+ Are blades interchangeable?
No. Each blade is individually hand fit to specific handles. Swapping blades will affect the tolerance between the blade, washers, bushing, and lock arm. We do not recommend ever swapping blades, as it can create an unsafe lock up, even if it doesn’t feel like it. We will not provide any services for a knife that does not have the original blade installed.
+ Did the RC change?
Yes, the RC on the folding knives was changed in mid-2013 from 58-59RC to 59-60RC. However, we did not reflect this change in our literature until September of 2015. Chris came to this decision after reviewing the performance of S35VN at both hardnesses. While he had always been an advocate of slightly lower RC, to ensure shock absorbency and ease of sharpening, over the duration of the testing, he was convinced that blades at 59-60RC would perform extremely well and meet all of his criteria. The change was then gradually implemented in mid-2013. Please keep in mind when changing the RC from 58-59RC to 59-60RC, it has a possible spread of only 3% and a likely change of only 1%, so it's not a major change at all.
+ What kind of lubrication should I use for my pivot?
Should you wish to lubricate the pivot, use a Teflon lubricant- our Fluorinated Grease is recommended for this purpose.
+ Why can't I purchase a knife on your web store?
+ My knife is modified, how does this affect my warranty and what services will CRK provide?
The warranty is void if a knife has been modified outside of our shop. If you submit a claim to CRK in which repairs fall outside of warranty, CRK will, at its option, repair the CRK Product using new parts at your expense plus the cost of shipping. Unless the CRK Product is brought back to factory standards, we will no longer be able to provide servicing.
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