What is warranted:
Casstrom Knives are warranted against breaking from proper use as a knife for a full 25 years from original purchase so long as the knife care and maintenance guide is properly followed. In addition the knife must be used only under those conditions a knife should be expected to perform and not abused. This warranty does not apply to damage related to throwing, prying, accident, misuse, improper care, negligence, and normal and/or excessive wear and tear.
Special Note: Batoning
Batoning is the technique of cutting or splitting wood by using a baton-sized stick or soft mallet to repeatedly strike the spine of a sturdy knife, chisel or blade in order to drive it through wood, similar to how a froe is used. Casstrom knives are normally ok to be used for batoning using clean wood free from knots with the following caveats: The blade snapping on Scandi ground knives when used for batoning, is covered under the warranty. Chipping or edge damage, tip damage (last 5mm) and damage to the handle when batoning however is not covered under the warranty. The knives with Full Flat ground blades are not warranted for breakages at all when used for batoning.
What is not warranted:
Issues such as steel patina / rust, natural wood movement, small imperfections in blade grinds, and wood finish are all cosmetic in nature and not under warranty. If a knife is received with any of these issues and is unsatisfactory it should be returned for a replacement unused as soon as possible.
Accessory items to the knife such as sheaths, Firesteels, etc are considered to be consumable items over this time frame and are instead warranted against any manufacturer`s defects for one year.
Casstrom Bushcraft Knife Care Instructions
Take care of your new Casstrom knife and it will take care of you! Following these guidelines will not only ensure that you get the most out of your knife but also allow you to take advantage of our 25 year limited warranty.
Bushcraft and Hunting Knife general care:
Sharpening your bushcraft knife:
A dull knife is a dangerous knife. Casstrom uses some of the best steels available to the market for their application but sharpening is still a necessity. Sharpening can take some time to master, here are a few short guidelines to get you started:
Maintaining Handle Scales
Maintaining Leather Sheaths and Danglers