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When will my knife ship?
If it says "In stock" at the top of the product page, you can expect your knife to ship within 2-3 business days. If you placed a pre order, please refer to the month stated on the product page. If you need it by a certain date, please let us know and we will do our best to get it to you in time! Fell free to contact us if you have any further questions.
Will I receive a tracking number?
Yes. Every order placed will receive an order confirmation email and tracking email once it has shipped.
Do the knives come with sheaths?
Yes. Every knife we make comes with an expertly crafted black kydex sheath. Each sheath is pre drilled to accept a Small Tek Lok. The Tek Lok attaches to any webbing 1.5" or smaller. They are great for attaching to backpack straps and belts.
Can I order a replacement sheath?
Yes. Replacements are available for all models [here].
Will you make me a custom kydex sheath?
Yes. We have access to 100s of kydex patterns and can even do custom printed kydex. Send us an email to find out more.
How do I sharpen my knife?
All knives come with a convex edge therefore we recommend a slack belt when you sharpen. It is the fastest and easiest way to sharpen. A simple strop with sandpaper will also work. We recommend the following sharpening setups. These 2 Powertec and Generic 1 x 30 belt sanders are very cost efficient and easy to learn on. We also recommend picking up this set of belts to go with the sander. If you want something a little more portable, we recommend the Ken Onion Worksharp Sharpener with the Belt Grinder Attachment. The final thing to pick up is a bar of green compound for your leather belt. If you would prefer to use your existing setup that is also fine. We tell people if they are comfortable sharpening one way already then stick to that.
Why a convex edge?
The convex edge is the best all around edge. They will hold their edge the longest, are tougher than V edges and are the easiest to maintain.
Is it true you offer free sharpening?
Yes! Any Kestrel knife may be mailed to us for free sharpening. Contact us to set it up!
What steels do you offer?
We only use the absolute best steels currently available. Our current models use S35VN and S90V. We stay up to date on the current ultra premium steels to ensure we are always utilizing the very best out there.
What colors of paracord are available for wrapping?
We offer 4 colors of paracord. They are hunters orange, neon green, od green and tan camo.
Do you offer engraving?
Yes. We offer custom laser engraving. Anything you think of we can engrave. Please contact us for more info.
Where are your knives heat treated?
Our knives are professionally heat and cryo treated by Peters Heat Treat in Meadville, PA. They are the leading heat treat company in the nation.
Why is one side of my Titanium knife rough?
Titanium alone does not hold an edge and the the Ti knife you purchased comes impregnated on one side with tungsten carbide to remedy this. This added layer of tungsten carbide creates a micro serrated edge that cuts extremely well in soft mediums such as cardboard, tomatoes and meat. It will keep a usable edge for a long time. We use an industrial carbidizer that impregnates deeper than any hobby carbidizer that other companies typically use. Tips: The Ti edge does not cut through hide well and is better suited for just flesh. Ti edges cut best with a draw cut. Only sharpen the non carbided side.
Do you take custom work?
We currently are not accepting custom orders. Occasionally we will make one offs or small batches of special edition knives that will be available to the public. Follow us on Instagram to ensure you stay up to date.
Doesnt the paracord just get dirty?
Yes. But the great thing about paracord is that it is extremely cheap and takes minutes to take off and replace. Do not think of your paracord as a permanent handle.
I have rust spots on my knife...what do I do?
Soak it in some white vinegar for 10 mins then wash it with a sponge. That should take care of the rust. Make sure to always dry you knife before storing it. It is also a good idea to wipe it down with some food grade oil occasionally.