Frequently Asked Questions
All Artisan Revere knives are guaranteed against manufacturing defects for life. If you do have an issue with your Artisan Revere knife, we’re happy to replace or fix it. Unfortunately, we can’t offer refunds on KICKSTARTER rewards, but again, we will replace or fix any manufacturing issue. Rest assured, we check and re-check at every stage in the process, so the likelihood of any defects is extremely low.
Support from our KICKSTARTER backers helps us fund production, receive invaluable feedback, and build new products. So, if there are any issues with your product, we encourage you to let us know by emailing email@example.com.
All of our products have been thoroughly tested by experts and home users, and go through rigorous quality control checks at every step in the manufacturing process. Defects are possible, but very unlikely.Last updated:
Great question. As soon as the Kickstarter campaign is over, we'll send you a survey asking which color you'd like. It'll also have other important questions, like where we should send the knives to and what color leather sheath you'd like.Last updated:
Our handles will come in the following four colors:
Burgundy with white trim
Midnight black with white trim
Cobalt blue with red trim
Maple with forest green trim
Shhh... there might be a secret one that opens up at $125,000 in pledges.Last updated:
Elmax Super Steel hardened 60-62RC
Full tang construction
8.6” long, 2.05” tall at the heel
13.6″ OAL (overall length)
Edge geometry: 50/50 bevel, 15 degrees per side, ground with a convex micro bevel
Edge retention: 933.7 TCC (total cards cut)
Behind-the-edge thickness measures 0.010″
Spine thickness measures 0.090″, with distal taper
Entire knife weighs 165 grams +/- 3 grams
Balance point: directly in front of the handleLast updated:
Work Sharp® is the leader of at-home electric sharpening tools—so it only made sense that we partner with them to create the Limited Edition Work Sharp x Artisan Revere model. It’s designed exclusively for our knives, with a 15 degree angle guide installed, a 20 degree angle guide available in the box for your Western knives, and a full progression of professional-grade sharpening belts. The Limited Edition Work Sharp x Artisan Revere sharpening tool can shape, sharpen, and refine your edges with the simple touch of a button—employing the same technology that our own artisans use to sharpen our knives. The Work Sharp x Artisan Revere is included in select Kickstarter packages.Last updated:
If you notice any visible chips on the edge of your knife—or if your knife can no longer pierce a tomato with minimal pressure—it’s time to get it sharpened. If you'd like an extremely easy to use, turnkey solution, we recommend the Limited Edition Work Sharp x Artisan Revere. If not, we suggest investing in some good wet stones.Last updated:
The Artisan Revere knife is designed to be so strong, so durable, that your grandchildren can pass it down to their own children one day. Granted—this is only possible if you care for your knife properly. That means you should:
Sharpen your knife on whetstones or with the Work Sharp x Artisan Revere.
Hand wash your knife after every use with soap and warm water, and dry thoroughly before storing. A little mineral oil on the blade and handle every now and again will keep it it top shape.
Never place your knife in the dishwasher, which can ruin the blade and compromise the handle on any knife. This voids your warranty. So keep your knife away from a dishwasher.
Only use your knife to cut non-frozen foods. Don’t use it as a substitute for a hammer, can opener, screw driver, or box cutter.Last updated:
No. In fact, no high quality knife is dishwasher safe. Your dishwasher is a hurricane of scorching hot water and highly abrasive detergent―a perfect storm that can chip, dull, destroy, and warp even the strongest steel. Your dishwasher may also compromise the epoxy that helps hold together the knife handle.Last updated:
For logistical reasons, we currently can only ship to the following countries and zones:
We are hoping to add more before the close of the KICKSTARTERLast updated:
We’ll use the money to buy our ultra premium steel and raw materials in larger quantities to keep prices low, fund research and development for new products, and grow our company so more people can enjoy the benefits of a truly incredible knife.Last updated:
We spent hundreds of hours collaborating with and reading the work of bladesmiths, metallurgists, durability testers, machinists, and knifemakers. We’d like to give special thanks to Dr. Larrin Thomas (PhD metallurgist and self-proclaimed knife steel nerd), Salem Straub (winner, Forged In Fire), Dan Keffeler (4x world champion, Blade Sport), and Brad Stallsmith (head of heat-treat at Peters’ Heat Treat). To the many other individuals who helped us reach this point—individuals who prefer to remain anonymous: thank you. Some of our favorite technical papers and books include:
Dr. Larrin Thomas. Knife Steel Nerds. 2018-2019.
ABS Master Bladesmith Murray Carter. 101 Knife Designs: Practical Knives for Daily Use. June 2013.
Chad Ward. An Edge In the Kitchen—The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Knives. June 2008.
The Razor Edge Book of Sharpening, John Juranitch, Founder of RazorEdge Systems, Guinness World Record holder. March 1985.
Experiments on Knife Sharpening, Professor John D. Verhoeven, Emeritus Professor of Materials Science at Iowa State University. Sepember 2004.
Metallurgy of Steel for Bladesmiths & Others who Heat Treat and Forge Steel, Professor John D. Verhoeven. March 2005.
Science of Sharp.
There's a lot more, so if you're interested, we can geek out with you.Last updated:
Technically, no. There are two companies out there that have made Elmax knives in the past, and we've been told that one of them occasionally still does, though they are focused on outdoor knives. There are also less than a handful of custom knife makers who use Elmax, one of whom I prototyped with extensively last year. We are unaware of anyone making more than 10 Elmax chef knives per year and have yet to get detailed spec from anyone.
The knife companies are 1) Bark River Knives, a respected American manufacturer of hunting, tactical and every day carry knives, and 2) Northmen Guild, a group of makers who almost exclusively focus on outdoor knives and axes.
We've spoken extensively with Bark River, and they no longer use Elmax, instead, opting for a softer steel called CPM-154. In our assessment, Elmax is quite superior for what we tried to accomplish here, and we hope you'll agree. Bark River's focus is not on cutting performance, but rather on toughness. Their CPM-154 knives are thicker and heavier than ours.
We asked Northmen Guild some questions last week about their process, and for spec about their knives. We have yet to hear back. We suspect they may no longer be making chef knives.Last updated:
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