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Professional Knife Repairs    by *AJH* Custom Knives & Services

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

Free 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
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.

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

The start-up payment for any hands on repairs, however small is $200.00 US
It is the sum of the minimum shop fee $165.00 US + return S&H $35,00 including $200.00 CAD insurance
EXTRA:
Insurance - Additional fee is $2.25/$100 - or $5 for additional $200 coverage total $400.00 Canadian - so do your exchange rate math.
The Labor & Materials for making the repair possible are added to the start up fee - never the same, so can not be set in stone.

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 $200.00
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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 (shield etc.)- $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
Replacement blade up to 4" - $50.00
Hand molded plain Kydex knife sheath - $40.00
Welding - repair or new tang - $45.00
Extra heat treatment (if at all possible) - $70
Complete blade regrind and polish - $40 to $70
Even round scallop serration regrind - $25
Labour - $25/hr

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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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)

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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
Repairs page



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