Knife Care



Knife Care Instructions


Keep the blades clean and dry. Wipe fingerprints and moisture off after use, with a soft or cotton cloth. Tarnishing is a normal and cannot be avoided. Applying a couple of drops of any quality oil or silicon treatment to the blade with a soft or cotton cloth will provide excellent protection. Good waxes  are also excellent protection.

Check your knives often for possible trouble spots.

It stains appear, other than normal patina, try removing the stain with a standard metal cleaner or polish. When not in use, store knives and leather sheath separately because leather does absorb moisture and can rust your blade. Keep knives sharp. 
A sharp knife is safer to use. A sharp Knife requires minimal effort to cut and therefore has less chance of slipping. Use a quality knife sharpener. If you have difficulty maintaining an edge on your knife,  I can re-sharpen.
Please exercise caution when handling your knife.

Never use your knife as a chisel, prybar, screwdriver or hammer. For what you pay for a handmade knife, a chisel, prybar, screwdriver or hammer will cost less let me know if replacement anyway. Do not throw your knife unless I made you a throwing knife. (I don’t make Throwing Knives)  

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Nick or Mikey at

 More Info About Carbon Steel

I didn't know much about carbon steel before I started making knives.
I learned that it can rust , tarnish, at Patina in a multitude of ways.
I use my knife every day to open boxes, cut zip ties, cut leather, string, peel up the edge of a sticker, strip wire, trim loose threads, slice tomatoes, dice potatoes, cut steak, make cool paper cutting videos, etc, etc.
If my knife gets wet or I cut something wet with it, I dry it off. Sometimes, (in the case of food), I wash it with soap and water, then dry with a towel. Sometimes... I wipe it on my pant leg or shirt before I put it back in my sheath.
I oil it periodically with three in one oil, olive oil, motor oil, spit and dirt, just kidding.
If you camp, or stomp the creek, go hunting in the rain, or get pushed into the pool by your asshole friend. You have to dry the sheath. I can tell you that drying it out overnight is the best way. Don't put it in an oven, or next to the campfire to dry it out fast. Bad idea. Dries out the leather. In a bad way.
If your carbon steel blade does rust, I'll fix it!

You can soak the blade in vinegar or hit it with a Scotch-Brite pad, or 2000 grit sand paper.
Or I would be happy to do it for you.

I want you to enjoy your Knives made by Nick knife, and be comfortable with it. But, if you aren't sure about sharpening it, or it needs cleaned up, I'm close personal friends with the guy in charge of Knives Made By Nick. I can take care of you.


If you have a knife from Knives made by Nick, and it needs sharpened, or has rust on it. Let me know. 817-320-0886