Silver Stag products have been designed to be used! They offer exceptional functionality and durability, however, like any other fine piece of cutlery; they should be treated with care. Silver Stag knives should only be used for specific hunting, fishing, and camping applications. For example, the blades have been designed to cut flesh, meat, hide, soft wood, rope, and additional pliable materials. Our knives are manufactured using high quality Stainless, High Carbon, and Damascus metals, and will corrode and dull-out if neglected, or misused. To help protect your Silver Stag knife from damage, please observe the following guidelines:
After each use, clean foreign substances from your knife blade and handle using fresh water, mild detergent and/or wipe down with rust preventative solution. Always dry blade thoroughly before returning the knife to its sheath. (Do Not Wash in Dishwasher).
To prevent rust, especially to the Damascus and High Carbon blades, apply a light coat of oil or a rust prevention lubricant to the blade after each use, (WD-40, 3-in-1, Gun Oil, and other rust protecting lubricants are recommended).
Use the product only for its intended purpose. Do not use the blade as a hacksaw, chisel, pry bar, screwdriver or to cut substances for which it was not designed.
Keep the blade sharp. Only use commercially designed sharpening tools, (ceramic sharpeners, sticks, or sharpening stones are recommended). For more extensive sharpening, use a bench grinder (6”), with a fine-grit wheel then finish with leather or paper wheel. Consistently hold blade at 12 to 15 degree angle. You may also consult with your local cutlery or sporting good store for other sharpening products and techniques. Check with your local butcher, they may offer a free sharpening service for their good customers.
Smith & Partners, LLC offers a unique and free refurbishing and sharpening service for the life of your product. Send your Silver Stag knife back to us, include a $10.00 check for the return shipping, and we will buff out scratches, recoat the antler handle, and sharpen the blade for free.
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