Updated fees for 2023
All prices are in US dollars
is required up front - include it with the knife.
The repairs are labor intensive, and therefore are not cheap.
To see the Whys, and the What's of repairing your knife, check out
Where your money goes
- I do suply the best materials from what I have on hand included in the Basics, or you can send your own
- is never the same, so can not be set in stone, about 8 hours, some over 20.
Some knives will need extra work which may be discovered only after the disassembly - for example:
If multiple blades, springs, bolsters, large custom size MOP scales, or frame liners replacement is required,
Many WW-II combat knives have the pommel pinned into dead-end hole, so the tang with the pommel has to be cut off and new end made and welded on.
Your final cost can be be over $400.00 US on some.
Before you submit the Repair form
make sure that you have a rough idea what it will cost you.
- The knife will be ready to ship withing few days. However the shipping will depend when I am able to travel to my temporary mail box.
It may be a week extra.
Partial item listing of your fee (add items that are specific to your knife type for your rough cost estimate, and input for the form)
KaBar pommel can not be removed and has to be cut off, then the new end of the tang has to be made, and welded on. Same on some other knives.
Your fee for most type of repairs on any single knife
(Add international shipping & handling)
Your knife take down preparation for the repair and final work - fee estimate - Ship your own parts to save quite a bit.
Special order parts or select / exhibition grades I have to specifically purchase: Items cost plus shipping fee.
Will be added when known
Extra Simple Parts - too many to list
Complicated parts more difficult to make
Extra labor for inserting any object into new handle/scales (shield etc.)
Relocating or installing new bolsters on disassembled and stripped, or new frame
New frame - 2 sides no divider
Springs - depends on complexity
Replacement blade up to 4"
Hand molded plain Kydex knife sheath
Welding on a new tang, or hidden tang-end lug/threads for the pommel (KaBar etc..)
Extra heat treatment (if at all possible)
Complete blade regrind and polish
Even round scallop serration regrind
Labour (some knives take over 10 hours to repair)
The final discounted fee for WW-II combat knives (KaBar etc.)
$25.00 per piece
$40 per piece
$20 per bolster
$25.00 - $40.00 each
$40 to $70
Folding knives - on site
$5 for single blade
$8 for 2 blades
$10 for 3 blades
Small kitchen knives on site
Scissors - on site
Antique, hunting, fishing knives, shears - on site
Chefs and butcher knives - on site
Lawn mover blade - on site
Any knives mailed in for other repairs
Mail order sharpening - Minimum charge - Return S&H included.
(Mail up to 4 knives to get your money's worth)
$5 per item
$8 per item
$8 per item
$10 per item
$10 per item
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
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:
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
About knife repairs page