Making my knives involves a 10 step process which takes 15-20 hours over a 2-3 day period if working straight through.
1. Create template of the knife to overlay for forging 2. Rough hand forging of blade and handle on anvil 3. Hand stamping of initials and makers mark 4. Hand file blade and handle profile 5. Differential heat treating of blade using forge and torch 6. Hand file of blade and handle and finish of with belt grinder. 7. Drill handle pins and grind to accept handle material properly 8. Install handle using resin epoxy and either, brass, stainless, copper or mosaic pins. 9. Hand sand/profile handle material to 800-100 grit sandpaper. 10. Hand polish and final inspection of blade.
Knife specs : + or - 1/8"
> hand forged > can be hand stamped with up to 3 initials > Leave initials choice in message after ordering > curly maple handle > 4" blade > 4 1/2" handle > 55-60 Rockwell hardness > custom leather sheath optional > high carbon forging steel blade > brass pins - differential heat treated
Great all around blade for any working or kitchen task. All custom blades and handle will look slightly different and each will have its own character.
Please allow a minimum of 6-8 weeks minimum for delivery.
Note on custom leather sheath purchases with knife
> I sell the leather sheaths separately because it keeps the overall cost of the knife down compared to if I sold it with a sheath. Also, many of my customers prefer to make their own sheaths or buy them separately.
> If you decide to purchase one of my sheaths with the knife, know that they are made all by hand, down to hand stitching on every sheath. Most of my custom leather sheaths are made from top quality leather and buffalo hide and are very thick and robust. They are designed and fitted just for your knife and keep the knife very secure.
Most of my custom leather sheaths are belt sheaths that attach with two snaps that you can easily remove from belt without taking your belt off. This allows you attach it to a backpack or anything else you desire. Your sheath will also be stamped with your initials that match the knife blade. Please consider purchasing a custom leather sheath with your knife and the fit and quality will match the blade.
In addition...All my sheath are high grade cowhide leather which are a very thick and sturdy 9-10 ounces. They are all hand cut and hand sewn by me and finished with a thick layer of waterproofing wax. My sheaths take a couple days to complete as well because of the drying process that needs to take place for the dye and wax.
Must be 18 to purchase and local and state carry laws apply
September-May Please allow 6-8weeks for delivery of knives.
June, July and August I can usually accommodate 2-4 weeks.
I use the United States Postal Service and ship out my products on Fridays. I also use insurance on most of my products. You will receive confirmation after shipping products.
I do ship international!
Once the knife or item is shipped it is then the buyers responsibility to handle and research any issues if the item is not delivered. They must call or investigate by using your tracking number with United States Postal Service. Please to do ask me to track down your package or find out why it was not delivered.
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Returns & exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
Because all of Knives are custom order, returns or refunds are not accepted. The reason for this is because it is impossible for me to know how you used the knife and why it is broken or malfunctioned. It also was a custom made knife made specifically for one person and cannot be resold to someone else.
Sorry no refunds or returns on any knives
Joe Billabong Blades
When you agree to purchase a knife from BillaBong Blades you are taking full and all responsibility for how that knife is used. You must be 18 years of age to purchase any knives from BillaBong Blades. The purchaser also understands that all local and state carry laws apply. If you or anyone is injured using a knife from BillaBong Blades the purchaser(that's you) assumes all responsibility and BillaBong Blades assumes none(absolutely zero)of the responsibility which includes any and all criminal/ civil laws suits of any kind...shape or form and in any state or country.
In a custom order when the custom order invoice is payed you will be put on the custom order list. Without payment in full your order will not be put in the custom order list and you will loose your position