Every knife that comes out of Kailash blades is intended to be of high enough quality that it will last you a lifetime. However people use their knives differently, with some people demanding high cutting performance while others are mostly concerned with how much abuse their blade can take. In order to facilitate these different functional concerns, we offer different styles of grind on our knives, with different levels of warranty for each.

Our standard grind is designed to be a compromise between durability and performance.

Our knives are made out of differentially hardened 5160 steel that has been put through a three stage normalisation and tempering process. This results in an incredibly tough and durable steel, so our standard grind should not be underestimated in terms of strength. With a thicker primary and secondary bevel, this grind is stout enough to stand up to chopping through all forms of wood, batoning, digging prying and even the odd overswing into gravel or rock, while also providing reduced cutting resistance for efficient work.

The knife receives a lifetime warranty on the primary grind under any circumstance and a warranty on the secondary grind and point for any damage sustained under reasonable use described above. If you're looking to use this knife to split riverstones all day or hack up antlers/bones/trains with then that type of use won't be covered.

Our highest level of warranty is reserved for our Heavy Duty Grind.

Thicker in both the primary and secondary bevels, this grind is built sturdily enough and with tough enough steel that it should be able to withstand just about anything you can throw at it.

This grind is suitable for all forms of chopping, digging, prying and batoning as the standard grind is, but should also be able to handle chopping through brick, stone, bone, horn metals softer than itself, gravestones, zombies, shoes and caravans. The only thing we'd suggest not cutting through is another one of our Heavy Duty knives as the results have only been speculated upon by theoretical physicists and could be catastrophic.

This knife has what we call a "uniconditional" lifetime damage warranty on all steel parts of the blade, including both the primary and secondary grinds, the spine, point and tang (full tang only).  The one condition our warranty refers to is that you present us with photographic or video evidence of the damage as well as a description of what exactly you were doing when you managed to lay our steely beast to rest.

This is partly so that we can build our knives stronger in future but mostly just so we can hear the incredible story of how you broke it. Accidentally leave it on the train tracks? Cut a Toyota Prius in half?
We'd really like to know.

Our standard grind is designed to be a compromise between durability and performance.

Our knives are made out of differentially hardened 5160 steel that has been put through a three stage normalisation and tempering process. This results in an incredibly tough and durable steel, so our standard grind should not be underestimated in terms of strength. With a thicker primary and secondary bevel, this grind is stout enough to stand up to chopping through all forms of wood, batoning, digging prying and even the odd overswing into gravel or rock, while also providing reduced cutting resistance for efficient work.

 

The knife receives a lifetime warranty on the primary grind under any circumstance and a warranty on the secondary grind and point for any damage sustained under reasonable use described above. If you're looking to use this knife to split riverstones all day or hack up antlers/bones/trains with then that type of use won't be covered.

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Our highest level of warranty is reserved for our Heavy Duty Grind.

 

Thicker in both the primary and secondary bevels, this grind is built sturdily enough and with tough enough steel that it should be able to withstand just about anything you can throw at it. This grind is suitable for all forms of chopping, digging, prying and batoning as the standard grind is, but should also be able to handle chopping through brick, stone, bone, horn metals softer than itself, gravestones, zombies, shoes and caravans. The only thing we'd suggest not cutting through is another one of our Heavy Duty knives as the results have only been speculated upon by theoretical physicists and could be catastrophic.

This knife has what we call a "uniconditional" lifetime damage warranty on all steel parts of the blade, including both the primary and secondary grinds, the spine, point and tang (full tang only).  The one condition our warranty refers to is that you present us with photographic or video evidence of the damage as well as a description of what exactly you were doing when you managed to lay our steely beast to rest.

This is partly so that we can build our knives stronger in future but mostly just so we can hear the incredible story of how you broke it. Accidentally leave it on the train tracks? Cut a Toyota Prius in half?
We'd really like to know.

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Our final grind type is our Performance Grind.

 

These are thinner in both the primary and secondary grind are optimised for high cutting efficiency. These knives are where our skills in design, metallurgy and blacksmithing all combine to do what all knives should do. Cut things up as best as they can.
 
These are by no means fragile knives though, we still have thick spines for strength and heft and use our differentially hardened triple treated spring steel for toughness and they can absolutely be relied on when used with respect.
 
These knives are covered for any damage to the primary grind while chopping or batoning wood or any undue damage to the secondary grind while chopping. While these knives most probably can handle heavy prying, digging and a bit of abuse they're just not built to the level that we can cover them in those situations.

 

If you're looking for a high performance tool to get the job done as well as possible or out of sheer respect for fine craftmanship, this is the option for you. If you're looking to cut a bicycle in half maybe try one of our other grinds.

Unfortunately with the materials and processes available to our kamis there are some things we can't cover.
Our handles are all made of non stabilised organic materials like wood and horn and can swell with moisture or even crack with extreme changes of humidity. Furthermore our blades themselves are made of high carbon, non stainless steel and we offer no warranty from rust or corrosion. If our blades are cleaned after use and lightly oiled semi regularly a gorgeous patina will form and the blade's durability will not be hampered.

Our warranties also do not cover any thing that occurs at the very apex of the edge. Loss of sharpness due to abrasion while cutting or due to deformation from impacts against metal is not covered, only the larger scale deformation or cracking of the secondary grind and upwards.

In the case that you've reground one of our blades or sharpened it drastically enough as to void the original geometry, we reserve the right to reject your warranty claim. However, please send it through anyway as we understand that regrinds are often necessary after years of hard work and repeated sharpenings. We would hate to punish you for looking to extend the use of your knife and should be able come to some form of compromise if the work does not compromise the original integrity of the blade.

Any custom knife we make is also covered under warranty, usually as dictated by the grind profile  of the blade. However in cases where the profile of the blade or details render it more likely to break  (extremely thin points, holes in the blade, stress raisers and sharp corners) then we will communicate with the customer beforehand and come to an agreement regarding the warranty level.

Likewise with any Factory Seconds we sell through instagram or facebook, the damage or imperfections the blade has will be taken into account when designating it a level of warranty. Any Factory seconds being sold online will have the warranty level (if any) included with the other information.

Currently the only place our knives are sold is through this website and can only cover knives that have been sold through here. If somebody is buying and then reselling our blades in the local market then warranty issues will have to be taken up with them unless they've previously come to an agreement with us. We have to be so hard on this point because of how common counterfeits are in nepal and the surrounding landscape. The only stock we can trust is our own and we can't cover visually similar knives from elsewhere.

Our final grind type is our Performance Grind.

These are thinner in both the primary and secondary grind are optimised for high cutting efficiency. These knives are where our skills in design, metallurgy and blacksmithing all combine to do what all knives should do. Cut things up as best as they can.
 

These are by no means fragile knives though, we still have thick spines for strength and heft and use our differentially hardened triple treated spring steel for toughness and they can absolutely be relied on when used with respect.
These knives are covered for any damage to the primary grind while chopping or batoning wood or any undue damage to the secondary grind while chopping. While these knives most probably can handle heavy prying, digging and a bit of abuse they're just not built to the level that we can cover them in those situations.

 

If you're looking for a high performance tool to get the job done as well as possible or out of sheer respect for fine craftmanship, this is the option for you. If you're looking to cut a bicycle in half maybe try one of our other grinds.

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Unfortunately with the materials and processes available to our kamis there are some things we can't cover. Our handles are all made of non stabilised organic materials like wood and horn and can swell with moisture or even crack with extreme changes of humidity. Furthermore our blades themselves are made of high carbon, non stainless steel and we offer no warranty from rust or corrosion. If our blades are cleaned after use and lightly oiled semi regularly a gorgeous patina will form and the blade's durability will not be hampered.
 
Our warranties also do not cover any thing that occurs at the very apex of the edge. Loss of sharpness due to abrasion while cutting or due to deformation from impacts against metal is not covered, only the larger scale deformation or cracking of the secondary grind and upwards. In the case that you've reground one of our blades or sharpened it drastically enough as to void the original geometry, we reserve the right to reject your warranty claim. However, please send it through anyway as we understand that regrinds are often necessary after years of hard work and repeated sharpenings. We would hate to punish you for looking to extend the use of your knife and should be able come to some form of compromise if the work does not compromise the original integrity of the blade.
 
Any custom knife we make is also covered under warranty, usually as dictated by the grind profile  of the blade. However in cases where the profile of the blade or details render it more likely to break  (extremely thin points, holes in the blade, stress raisers and sharp corners) then we will communicate with the customer beforehand and come to an agreement regarding the warranty level.
 
Likewise with any Factory Seconds we sell through instagram or facebook, the damage or imperfections the blade has will be taken into account when designating it a level of warranty. Any Factory seconds being sold online will have the warranty level (if any) included with the other information.

 

Currently the only place our knives are sold is through this website and can only cover knives that have been sold through here. If somebody is buying and then reselling our blades in the local market then warranty issues will have to be taken up with them unless they've previously come to an agreement with us. We have to be so hard on this point because of how common counterfeits are in nepal and the surrounding landscape. The only stock we can trust is our own and we can't cover visually similar knives from elsewhere.

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Hopefully you now have an idea of the degree to which we stand by our products and in turn an idea of how our blades will stand by you when you need them.