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KnifeWebGuide.com provides an extensive guide of links, resources and information to online knife, sword and cutlery-related Web sites organized by category and search. Look inside for links to knife manufacturers, custom knife makers, swords, magazines, knife collecting, knife making supplies, related sites and more. Cutlers Cove and Knife Web Guide does not repair, clean or perform maintenance on knives and we do not have knife parts. This page was developed to help you get your knife repaired if possible.

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Help and FAQ for the Knife Web Guide

There are basically two categories of knives for repair. Choose yours:
  1. Factory made or production knives - Click here

  2. Custom made knives or hand made - Click here

More repair information and help:

1. Factory made knives

Example: Buck, Case or Kershaw are factory made knives. First, try the factory that made your knife if it is a current or recent production model. It may be under the manufacturer's warranty as most of the better ones give a lifetime warranty. The manufacturer is the one who will make the final call to repair your knife under their warranty. You can look up their web site and then find their address or telephone number by their listing here: Knife Manufacturers

Normally the factory does the warranty repair on their knife not a dealer who sells their knife. So you will need to send your knife to the factory to see if they will repair it under warranty or if there is a charge for the repair. Shipping your repair directly to the manufacturer will avoid delay. Self-repair of most factory made knives will void your warranty. It is for this reason that most factories do not sell parts for repair. If your knife needs repair, send it to the correct manufacturer.

The repair may be much more than the knife is worth.

If your knife is no longer made try the manufacturer anyway, maybe they can help. If your knife is old and the manufacturer is no longer in business then try one of the repair places listed here: Knife Repair - Restoration

Sometimes you can find a local custom knife maker who will repair or restore your knife. Be aware that you will need to find someone that has the time, parts and knowledge to repair your knife.

Finally, your knife may not be able to be repaired at any cost because there simply are no parts left and no one who knows how to fix it. In addition, talking about cost, the repair may be much more than the knife is worth, but if it is important to you or has sentimental value then the cost may not be an issue.

We do not have repair information or a repair service other than what is given on this page. Good luck!

Knife companies that are out of business in recent years.

Cutlers Cove and Knife Web Guide do not perform any kind of repair, maintenance, cleaning, restoration or conservation on knives. We are not a warranty repair station. We do not have knife parts and we do not repair broken knives. We do not know someone who can repair your knife if you did not find help on this page. We do not repair any of our own knives and we cannot repair any of yours. We are not in the knife repair business.

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2. Custom made knives or hand made

Example: Randall or Ted Ott are both custom made knives.
If you have a custom made knife try the maker and see if they will repair or restore your knife or make improvements. It may be under the maker's warranty as most of the better ones give a lifetime warranty while they are alive and still able to repair the knife. The maker is the one who will make the final call to repair your knife under their warranty. You can look up their web site and then find their address or telephone number by their listing here: Custom Knife Makers and Bladesmiths - Metalsmiths

Another source of information about Custom Knife Makers is the annual book that comes out each year titled Knives 2002, Knives 2005, Knives 2012, etc. The book will help you find Makers who do not have web sites and it has a very complete listing of each Makers address, telephone number and more. Click here to order: Knives Annual.

Finally, your knife may not be able to be repaired at any cost because there simply are no parts left and no one who knows how to fix it. In addition, talking about cost, the repair may be much more than the knife is worth, but if it is important to you or has sentimental value then the cost may not be an issue.

You can find our recommended reading list of knife related books by going here.

We do not have repair information or a repair service other than what is given on this page. Good luck!

Cutlers Cove and Knife Web Guide do not perform any kind of repair, maintenance, cleaning, restoration or conservation on knives. We are not a warranty repair station. We do not have knife parts and we do not repair broken knives. We do not know someone who can repair your knife if you did not find help on this page. We do not repair any of our own knives and we cannot repair any of yours. We are not in the knife repair business.

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How to make, repair or restore a knife yourself.

Answer: See our books list on the Knife Collecting Page and other on the Knife Making Supplies Page


Finally, your knife may not be able to be repaired at any cost because there simply are no parts left and no one who knows how to fix it. In addition, talking about cost, the repair may be much more than the knife is worth, but if it is important to you or has sentimental value then the cost may not be an issue.


Switchblade knives

Switchblade knives in most states in the USA are against the law to carry or repair since 1957. So most companies that could repair such knives do not. The law treats switchblades as contraband and made it illegal to transport automatic knives across state lines. You may be able to find an individual that can and will repair your knife but do not count on it. Remember we do not repair knives nor do we have knife parts. Also remember the cost of the knife, it may not be worth repairing.  See above for more help. More information on Knife Laws.

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Having said the above we'd recommend that you get a copy of your states legal codes and read them to be sure you know what they say and mean. If you know someone in law enforcement that you feel comfortable with, ask them to discuss the law and how it is usually interpreted in your state.


Where can I purchase accessories for my factory made knife?

All pouches, foldout tools, sheaths, interchangeable blades and other accessories, if not available through your local dealer, can be purchased through the Customer Services Department or Retail Sales Department at the factory that made your knife. This applies if your knife is current production. If your knife is no longer made the factory may not still have accessories for it. I think factories are required to keep parts and accessories for 5 years after the model is discontinued and then after that period it is their choice what they do.

You can look up your factory and then find their address or telephone number by their listing here: Knife Manufacturers

Cutler's Cove does not have accessories unless they are listed on the site for sale. Click here to see what we have.


We hope that one of the above suggestions will help get your knife back in good working condition.

Email, voice mail, letter, etc. sent to CutlersCove.com or KnifeWebGuide.com regarding warranty and repair issues, will not be forwarded to the correct manufacturer and will not be answered, sorry. Click here for warranty and repair issues for your knife, etc. We do not have repair information other than what is given on this page. We can not help you get your knife fixed if this page of information does not do the trick. We wish you good luck!

Remember to take excellent care of your knife as you are the curator during your lifetime for future generations to enjoy.

If you repair knives or know someone who does please let us know so we can add their website to our page here Knife Repair or Restoration.

Your friends at CutlersCove.com and KnifeWebGuide.com

A very helpful article on Knife Care and General Knife Information.

Questions about an vintage or antique, knife, sword, or related book you own? How much is my old knife worth?

Then another source for information is the knife forums.

Recommended Reading On Knives

Knife Collecting Information where you can read or print out our booklet on Knife Collecting.

Our master list of past Blade knife magazines for sale. Looking for a back issue or year? Blade knife magazines.

Cutlers Cove and Knife Web Guide can not perform any kind of repair, maintenance, cleaning, restoration or conservation on knives. We are not a warranty repair station. We do not have knife parts and we do not repair broken knives. We do not know someone who can repair your knife if you did not find help on this page. We do not repair any of our own knives and we cannot repair any of yours. We are not in the knife repair business.

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