Care and Use

Caring for your knife

Scorpion Knives are made for active tactical, military, survival and hunting personnel and are manufactured to exacting standards to do their job – every time, without question. However, you should never use your knife for a purpose it was not intended – such misuse can result in serious injury and may void the guarantee.

Our knives are built to last a lifetime and will serve you well if looked after. After use, always dry and clean your knife. Keep your knife sharp – a sharp blade is safer than a dull one. Store your knife in a dry place, out of the sheath. Lightly wipe the blade with clean oil two or three times a year. All our blades are stainless steel and we use the finest quality materials to minimize the effects of weathering and oxidation. Discoloration of the blade (where a non coated blade starts to have a blue, grey or black color) is a sign of oxidation and poor care and a precursor to rust – although all our blades are stainless steel, even that will discolor if uncared for. If you notice any signs of oxidation, clean the blade immediately.

A good quality metal cleaner can be used on the blades and a metal polish will remove surface oxidation, rust, tarnish and any residues. You can also use chemical solvents such as acetone, alcohol or paint thinner to clean the blade. However, bear in mind that these solvents can damage some grips. Don't use harsh detergents that contain chlorine as these can speed up corrosion of the metal. After a thorough cleaning lightly wipe the blade with clean oil.

Our Lifetime Guarantee is what it says. Scorpion Knives are built to last, but if for some reason, your Scorpion knife is defective due to materials or workmanship, you can return it to us for repair. Never try to repair a damaged knife yourself, you could injure yourself and it will void the guarantee. Contact us and we will evaluate the damage and do our best to make your knife as good as new. If the repairs fall under guarantee, there won’t be a charge and if there are charges, we will let you know before we proceed. Payment will be required upfront before we undertake any repair work. We will repair your knife, including parts, labor and or replacement with a new knife at our discretion. If repair is not possible or practical we will replace your knife with the same or one that is comparable if your knife is no longer available.

We may charge for damage caused by misuse or abuse; failure to care, clean and maintain your knife; damage due to self-repair; knife loss due to shipping to and from the our factory; damage due to dismantling or tampering with your knife; sharpening your knife on a grinder.

Sharpening your knife

A sharp knife is safer than a dull knife and will be ready when you need it. Keeping your knife sharp is straightforward if you follow these basic steps.

Never sharpen your knife on a power-driven grinding wheel – the heat generated could make the edge brittle and prone to chips or cracks. This also voids your guarantee. Use a sharpening stone to get a fine edge on your knife. If the blade is really dull, use a course grit stone first, then finish with a fine grit stone.

Diamond stone sharpeners are fast and effective. They have an outer layer of micron-sized diamonds bonded to a metal surface and many have special surface holes to prevent build-up. You can use a diamond stone wet or dry, but we recommend wet using a water or water-based honing oil, but not a petroleum-based honing oil. Wet sharpening also cleans the pores of the sharpener and dissipates frictional heat.

A fine edge can also be maintained using natural sharpening stones which come in a variety of grits. Again, we recommend using them wet with water, water-based honing oil and on natural stone you can also use petroleum-based honing oil. Remember though, that if you use oil on a natural stone, you will not be able to switch back to water because of the porous nature of the stone.

Always use enough honing oil to keep a pool visible on the stone and once dirty wipe away the fluid and add some more. Once sharpening is complete, simply use a little extra fluid to clean it and then dry your sharpening stone after use. If using water or water-based honing oil, clean with soapy water. If using petroleum-based honing oil, use the same oil or kerosene.

Use and safety

Conditions of sale

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Due to the complex and changing nature of knife laws, it is your responsibility, not ours, to investigate and comply with international, federal, state and local laws relating to the purchase, possession, use, transport and resale of knives. Consult applicable laws if you are in doubt. By placing an order, you represent that the product(s) will be used in a lawful manner and you are of legal age. Absolutely no sales to minors. You agree to hold Scorpion Knives and Samuel Staniforth Limited harmless from failure to comply with these terms and conditions of sale.