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LEGAL- 

BY PURCHASING A KNIFE/BLADE FROM RAMSEYBLADEWORKS, YOU ARE AFFIRMING THAT YOU ARE 18 YEARS OLD OR OLDER AND CAN LEGALLY OWN OR POSSESS SAID KNIFE/BLADE.  IT IS UP TO THE BUYER TO RESEARCH, UNDERSTAND, AND ABIDE BY THE LAWS THAT APPLY TO YOU.  RAMSEYBLADEWORKS, THE MAKER/OWNER, OR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THEM WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE KNIFE/BLADE. 

PAYMENTS-

PAYMENTS CURRENTLY ACCEPTED ARE THROUGH PAYPAL.  OTHER METHODS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON.

SHIPPING -

A FLAT RATE SHIPPING THROUGH THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE WILL BE CHARGED UPON CHECKOUT. THIS WILL COVER SHIPPING AND PACKAGING USED.  IF YOU ARE LOCAL TO THE MERIDIAN/COLLINSVILLE AREA, A DELIVERY OPTION IS AVAILABLE AT CHECKOUT.  MY SHOP IS NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, SO IF YOU ARE FROM THIS AREA, CHOOSE THAT OPTION AND THEN CONTACT ME AND WE CAN ARRANGE FOR YOU TO GET YOUR KNIFE/BLADE.  YOU WILL NEED YOUR COMFIRMATION AND ID TO CLAIM YOUR KNIFE.  

KNIFE CARE -

MY KNIVES/BLADES ARE ALL HIGH CARBON STEEL.  THE BENEFITS OF HIGH CARBON STEEL OVER STAINLESS FAR OUTWAY THE CARE REQUIRED FOR HIGH CARBON STEELS. THE HIGH CARBON STEELS ALSO ALLOW FOR A DIFFERENTIAL HEAT TREATMENT.  THIS IS THE SAME TYPE HEAT TREAT USED FOR CENTURIES IN JAPAN TO HEAT TREAT SAMURAI SWORDS.  THIS HEAT TREAT PRODUCES A BLADE WITH A HARD EDGE WITH A SLIGHTLY SOFTER SPINE WHICH OVERALL PRODUCES A STRONG BLADE.  ALL HIGH CARBON BLADES WILL CORRODE IF NOT TAKEN CARE OF.  Cerakote  is thin enough and abrasive resistant enough for protective use on a blade.  Most productions knives do not use it because it is expensive and labor intensive.  Any coating with enough use and long enough use will wear, I am not oblivious to that,  but Cerakote is the industry standard and far out performs its competition. More and more custom knife makers are using it.  I CARRY MY KNIVES DAILY AND AT THE END OF THE DAY I GIVE THEM A QUICK INSPECTION.  KEEPING THE BLADE FREE OF DEBRIS, CLEAN, AND LIGHTLY OILED AND IT WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A LIFETIME OF SERVICE.  I BASE THE TYPE OF PROTECTIVE OIL ON THE INTENDED USE OF THE KNIFE.  IF YOUR KNIFE WILL BE USED PRIMARILY FOR FOOD PREP, YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A FOOD SAFE OIL LIKE OLIVE OIL, COCONUT OIL, OR LARD.  Keep it clean, keep it dry, keep it lightly oiled and it will give you years of sevice.

SHARPENING VS. STROPPING - 

WHEN YOU SHARPEN YOUR KNIFE ON A SHARPENING STONE, YOU ARE REMOVING STEEL FROM YOUR BLADE IN ORDER TO GET THE EDGE BACK TO  0 DEGREES.  WHEN YOU CUT, THE MICROSCOPIC EDGE ROLLS OVERTIME AND IS WHAT CAUSES THE CUTTING EDGE TO DULL OVER TIME.  THIS IS EVERY CUTTING EDGE.  HONING OR STROPPING REALIGNS THIS MICROSCOPIC EDGE WITH MINIMAL REMOVAL OF MATERIAL.  YOU SHOULD STROP OFTEN!  THE IDEA IN STROPPING IS TO KEEP THE KNIFE SHARP.  IT WILL BRING THE EDGE BACK TO ITS OPTIMAL SHARPNESS.  OLD SCHOOL BARBERS UNDERSTOOD THIS.  IF THE EDGE IS NOT STROPPED IN ORDER TO KEEP THAT MICROSCOPIC EDGE FROM ROLLING, THEN RESHARPENING ON A STONE WILL PROBABLY BE NEEDED.  I ENCOURAGE YOU TO LEARN TO FREE HAND SHARPEN YOUR KNIVES.  Practice, practice, practice. 

WHAT KIND OF STEEL DO YOU USE?

O1 TOOL STEEL, WHICH IS AN OIL HARDENING HIGH CARBON TOOL STEEL.  BEING A TOOL STEEL IS HOLDS AN EDGE AND RESISTS WEAR EXTREMELY WELL.  

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF AISI O1 - C 1.00   Mn 1.20  Si 0.35  Cr 0.35  W 0.50

WHAT IS A DIFFERENTIAL HEAT TREAT?

O1 BEING A HIGH CARBON STEEL ALLOWS FOR A DIFFERENTIAL HEAT TREAT.  THIS TYPE OF HEAT TREAT WAS PERFECTED OVER HUNDREDS OF YEARS BY FEUDAL JAPAN SWORDSMITHS.  LIKE THEM I USE A HIGH TEMPERATURE CLAY THAT IS APPLIED TO THE SPINE OF THE KNIFE.  DURING THE QUENCH , THIS CLAY HOLDS IN THE HEAT AND HARDENS THE SPINE AT A DIFFERENT RATE THAN THE EDGE.  THIS RESULTS IN A HARDENED EDGE AND SLIGHTLY SOFTER SPINE.  THIS MAKES FOR A STRONGER OVERALL BLADE. 

WHAT DO YOU COAT YOUR BLADES WITH?

ANY OF MY COATED BLADES WILL BE COATED IN CERAKOTE.  CERAKOTE IS THE INDUSTRY LEADING THIN-FILM POLYMER-CERAMIC COATING.  ACCORDING TO CERAKOTE IT ENHANCES A NUMBER OF PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES INCLUDING ABRASION/WEAR RESISTANCE, CORROSION RESISTANCE, CHEMICAL RESISTANCE, IMPACT STRENGTH, AND HARDNESS.  CORROSION RESISTANCE AND CHEMICAL RESISTANCE ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN THE USE WITH HIGH CARBON STEEL AS HIGH CARBON STEEL WILL  BOTH CORRODE AND STAIN IF NOT TAKEN CARE OF.  PERSONALLY, THE CARE NEEDED FOR AN UNCOATED  HIGH CARBON BLADE IS MINIMAL COMPARED TO THE BENEFITS OF A HIGH CARBON BLADE.  CERAKOTE PROVIDES CORROSION AND STAINING RESISTANCE.  ALL APPLICATION OF CERAKOTE IS DONE IN HOUSE AT RAMSEYBLADEWORKS.