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Professional Knife Repairs    by *AJH* Custom Knives & Services

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Your full Payment is required up front - include it with the knife.

If you mail in your knife for the cost /work estimate only without any repair, you pay for the return S&H $35.00
You must include it with your knife, if you want your knife back without repair. My estimate is free.

The start-up payment for any hands on repairs, however small is $200.00 US (Package deals bellow have discounts already factored in)
This is the payment that you include with your knife directly so the repair can be started.

The package deals start up fee is broken down - extras to be added.
It is the sum of the minimum shop fee $160.00 US + return S&H $35,00. - That includes $200.00 CAD insurance
None of this stays in my pocket unfortunately.
Materials for making the repair possible plus labor are added on to the $200 - They are never the same, so can not be set in stone.

The repairs are labor intensive, and therefore are not cheap.
Below are Package deal discounted prices for very simple repairs which I have done multiple times.

To see where your money goes, the Whys, and the What's of repairing your knife, check out the summary:

Where your money goes

If you know your knife is a piece of junk you do not want to spend any money on, do not insult me with the repair inquiry fishing for cheap price.
To make this clear - the Package prices bellow apply only to simple repairs, and are the minimum payment to be included with your knife before the repair will take place..
Some knives will need extra work which may be discovered only after the disassembly, so there will be an additional charge for that.
Before you submit the Repair form make sure that you have a rough idea what it will cost you.

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Your start-up fee for most type of repairs on any single knife is $185.00
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Simple Extra Parts - too many to list - $25.00 per piece
Complicated parts more difficult to make - $40 per piece.
Special order parts or select / exhibition grades at the purchase cost plus all shipping fees.
Extra labor for inserting any object into new handle/scales - $30.00
Relocating or installing new bolsters on disassembled and stripped, or new frame - $20 per bolster
New frame - 2 sides no divider - $50.00
Springs - depends on complexity - $25.00 - $40.00 each
Hand molded Kydex knife sheath - $40.00
Extra heat treatment (if at all possible) - $70
Complete blade regrind and polish - $40 to $70
Even round scallop serration regrind - $25

For a Return shipping of a pair of WW-II or hunting knives, or up to 4 kitchen knives add $15.00 to the total fee estimate. (Extra weight and insurance)


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Simple, fixed blade knife repair / restoration - Package deal

Simple restoration includes new ordinary handle from material of my choice, reasonable blade finish, and return S&H with $200.00 insurance.
NOT part of the package deal: Complicated repairs, your choice of special grade fancy handle materials, metal work, guards or pommels, blade regrind with mirror finish. That is added up to the minimum shop fee.
Option - you can ship your own materials for $10.00 credit.


  • Short kitchen knife up to 6" blade length
  • Flat, narrow and thin kitchen or Butcher knives 7" to 9" blade length
  • Cleavers - glass bead blasted - frosty finish
  • Hunting knives - stacked handle with antler / elk handle, aluminum pommel
  • Flat and wide Butcher and chef's knives 10" blade length
  • Flat and wide Butcher and chef's knives 10-1/4" - 13" blade length
  • WW-II Combat knives (KaBar, Mark-II, Camillus, USM, USN) - stacked leather washer handles
  • Thick, heavy or wide blades - Cleavers, Chopping knives over 10"over all length (combination grinds)- polished
  • All double edge knives - daggers and boot knives
  • Set of 4 Short Kitchen knives, or Steak knives
  • Set of 4 large kitchen knives including a chefs knife
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Pocket knife repair / restoration - Package deal

The complete package includes restoring your pocket knife to working order, reasonable finish inside and out, return S&H with insurance.
Handle scales on ALL OLD knives will be replaced unless the knife does not require complete take-down (about 3% chance).
In that case the inside of the knife would not be restored, blade would be still wobbly despite new pivot pin, because of contact wear inside frame liners.
Frankly I do no such shoddy work for any amount of money.
If necessary: the frames, divider, will be ground back to flat contact surfaces, bolsters re-soldered, new bails made.
Any saved parts will be returned for keepsake at my discretion.

Slip joint folding knives
  • Single spring / single blade setup - handle replacement - nothing broken
  • Single spring / single blade setup - broken blade or broken spring replacement
  • Single spring / opposite blades - restoration - nothing broken
  • Two springs / same side blades - handle replacement - nothing broken
  • Single spring / opposite blades - broken blade or broken spring replacement
  • Two springs / same side blades - broken blade or broken spring replacement
  • Two springs / 3 or 4 blades / tools - Replacement of any single broken part
  • Three springs / multiple blade / tools - (Boy Scouts)any single part replacement
  • Four springs / multiple blade / tools - (Vintage camping knives) any single part replacement
Lock-back folding knives
  • Single spring / single blade setup - broken blade or broken locking spring replacement
  • Replacing real Mother Of Pearl scales - labor alone, you supply your own MOP




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Sharpening Service

    Folding knives - on site $5 for single blade
    Folding knives - on site $8 for 2 blades
    Folding knives - on site $10 for 3 blades
   Small kitchen knives on site$5 per item
   Scissors - on site$8 per item
   Antique, hunting, fishing knives, shears - on site $8 per item
   Chefs and butcher knives - on site$10 per item
   Lawn mover blade - on site$10 per item
   Sharpening of blades of knives mailed in for other large repairs is always included Free
   Mail order sharpening - Minimum charge - Return S&H included. (Mail up to 4 knives to get your money's worth)

$60.00




Knife repairs costs

Your start-up lowest fee for any knife repair is $200.00 US
If multiple blades, springs, bolsters, large MOP scales, or frame liners replacement is required,
your final cost may be over $400.00 US




You may feel that the repair cost is too high, after all, it is only a handle, only one blade, or just one spring that needs replacing.
Or just a couple of scales of wood, or better dishwasher safe Pakkawood or Dymondwood scales, some glue, and rivets.
Or that only your blades are a bit rusty with some ruts pits, but the handle is perfect ...Nothing else needs replacing
You say the knife you have is perfect it every way, but it is a bit loose and needs tightening up ....

No such simple thing. Do not act surprised, read on: To see where your money goes, the Whys, and the What's of repairing your knife, check out the summary:


Where your money goes


Notice ! Automatic knives in Canada are classed as a prohibited weapons.
Possession, manufacture, sales, repairs, handling and transfer are subject to a Criminal Law 2502

Us Switchblade Laws - Weapon Laws for Dummies

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Any etched manufacturer's logos or trademarks, or shallow stamping, will be obliterated by removing scratches from the blade.
Read more about the Knife repairs on the
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