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Pakistan by specially selected Artisans with multi-generational levels of experience. A few of our knives are also made in China by accomplished knife manufacturers.
Products from Pakistan are all hand-forged and handmade. Products from China are made with CNC and other metal processing machines and then hand-finished and assembled.
440C Stainless Steel – A combination of iron, chromium, carbon, silicon, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, and sulfur. Its corrosion resistance is created during the forging process when the chromium reacts with the oxygen in the air to form a protective layer. It is highly resistant to wear and abrasions and can be easily sharpened and maintained.
Damascus – A combination of 1095 high carbon steel and 15N20 carbon nickel steel. Extremely attractive due to the vast selection of visual layering patterns available. These wavy patterns are created by folding and twisting the steel in various steps during the forging process. The remarkable wavy blade appearance is due to the revelation of the edge layers of steel during the blade shaping process. The steel itself is highly durable due to its resistance to chipping and breaking while maintaining a sharp edge for long periods of use. Due to the nature of carbon steel used in the blades, corrosion may become an issue if not kept lubricated with a food-grade oil such as mineral oil.
San Mai Damascus – A combination of Damascus steel in the middle and Stainless Steel on the outside. It offers superior strength and durability due to the properties and location of both steels. The inner layer of Damascus provides hardness and outstanding edge sharpness, while Stainless Steel outer levels provide high corrosion resistance and durability. The remarkable wavy blade appearance is due to the revelation of the edge layers of the Damascus and stainless steel during the blade shaping process. Due to the nature of carbon steel used in the blades, corrosion may become an issue if not kept lubricated with a food-grade oil such as mineral oil.
Stainless Steel Damascus – A combination of multiple stainless-steel alloys followed by repeated heat treatment, folding, and welding. This method creates a distinct, intricate pattern on the surface. The resulting material combines the corrosion resistance and durability of stainless steel with the aesthetic and functional qualities of traditional Damascus steel. It’s renowned for its exceptional mechanical properties, including hardness, sharpness, and corrosion resistance.
Our knife handles are made with the following different materials:
Pakkawood – This is high-quality wood polished and stained, then infused with resin that makes it waterproof and resistant to wear. Pakkawood is durable and comes in vivid patterns and colors.
Micarta – This consists of multi-layers of linen impregnated with epoxy. Micarta is resistant to water and oils, is considered very durable, and comes in many patterns and colors.
Canvas Micarta – This consists of multi-layers of high-quality canvas thoroughly dried to eliminate all moisture and then impregnated with high-quality knife-grade epoxy. It’s not only highly resistant to water and oils but is extremely durable.
Bone – Camel bone is the bone of choice for many handles due to its beauty, density, color absorbance capability, and general availability. Like any natural material, it’s subject to structural deformities (cracks and splits) due to fluctuations in moisture content in its surrounding environments over time. Natural products like bone also degrade over time due to excessive exposure to heat and sunlight.
Horn – Red Deer Antler, Ram’s Horn, and Buffalo Horn are the materials for many of our handles due to their beauty, density, color absorbance capability, and general availability. Like any natural material, they are subject to structural deformities (cracks and splits) due to fluctuations in moisture content in their surrounding environments over time. Natural products like horns also degrade over time due to excessive exposure to heat and sunlight.
Resin – This is a type of plastic that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye due to the variations in the numerous colors that are available. Resin is also fairly durable, easy to maintain, affordable, and lightweight. Resin, however, is more prone to impact damage than other materials. Resin handles offer less gripping power due to their composition and smooth texture.
What are knife sheaths made of?
Our knife sheaths are made with the following types of materials:
Leather – This type of leather is a very cost-effective solution to providing snug and secure housing for knives while being aesthetically pleasing to the eye. If properly maintained, leather sheaths will last a long time. Natural products like leather also degrade over time due to excessive exposure to moisture, heat, and sunlight. To prolong the life of leather sheaths, one should use natural leather oil such as neatsfoot, lanolin, almond oil, or beeswax.
Kydex – This type of thermoplastic provides a very cost-effective, tough, protective, and secure covering for knives. It is very desirable to use when wearing a knife in very moist and rugged environments. It does not require any maintenance and can last a lifetime. The only downside to Kydex is its stiffness. This tends to scratch and wear on your knife when drawing and re-sheathing. It can also be uncomfortable to handle and wear.
Automatics, Balisongs (except practice balisongs), and Gravity Knives – These knives will NOT be shipped to the following states…CA, CT, DE, HI, MA, MD, MN, NM, NJ, VT, WA, or any Indian Reservations due to state or federal law prohibiting possession. Please click on the following link for more detailed information: https://www.akti.org/state-laws-regarding-automatics/
Other Prohibited Products, such as daggers, will also NOT be shipped to certain states or jurisdictions after the staff at Red Duck Knives reviews your order. Our staff makes a good-faith effort to identify and notify you of any prohibited knives before they’re shipped. Due to the complex and convoluted nature of the laws in many states, counties, and cities, Red Duck Knives cannot be held liable for the shipment of prohibited products. We recommend you review and fully understand what knives are prohibited in your “ship to” address before placing your order at https://www.akti.org/state-knife-laws/ or https://www.bladeaddict.com/pages/knife-laws-by-state.
Products are shipped FREE within two to three business days, provided the products ordered are in stock. Products are shipped using the Ground Shipping Services offered by USPS or UPS. Shipping time varies between 5 to 10 working days within the 50 states. Shipping to Hawaii and Alaska may take longer.
We offer a full refund or exchange within the first 30 days of items shipped to you incorrectly, defective, or damaged. And, if for any reason you are not satisfied with your knife during the first 30 days, you may return the unused knife with its original packing material at your own expense and pay a 15% restocking fee. If 30 days have passed since your purchase, you will not be offered a refund or exchange. For our complete Return Policy, please click on the following link: https://redduckknives.com/refund-and-exchange-policy/
All branded Red Duck Knives (RDK) products, except for sheaths, are guaranteed against defects in workmanship and materials for the original owner’s life.
Gift cards can be purchased and used to purchase products. They expire one year after their issue date and are not refundable, nor will credit be issued for the expired cards.
We accept Credit Cards and Debit Cards.
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