FAQ'S & POLICIES PAYMENT: I have decided to make ordering simple. I use PayPal so you can use any credit or debit card to order. I will also accept US postal money orders. Contact me for an address.
SHIPPING: USA $15.00 USPS Priority Mail- UK or Canada First Class Mail (under 7 lbs). If you want me to ship outside the USA please contact me first.
KNIFE MAKING METHOD: I use stock removal methods- Grinders, Sanders, Files, etc
KNIFE SIZES: I use mostly 1/8 and the occassional 1/4 except for my frontier series which is 3/32. 1 1/2" wide or wider, most knives are 6"- 16 " in over all length. ALLOYS: I use only High Carbon Tool Steels. PRODUCTION MODELS WILL ONLY BE MADE IN 1095, 1075 and 5160 AT THIS TIME.
HEAT-TREAT: I do my own heat treating using a propane forge, quenching in motor oil and tempering in an oven ROCKWELL HARDNESS: Usually for my high carbon steels 58-60 RC
Knife maintenance:These are tool steel knives and as such they will rust!!!! After use wipe clean and lightly oil. Do not put them in a dish washer.
Blemishes: Because this is a "HANDMADE" knife there may be minor imperfections or blemishes, These imperfections are only surface blemishes and will not affect the knifes performance. No two knives will be identical. BLADE FINISH- Production models will come in 2 finishes Satin or High polish WAIT TIME: Wait time will vary but at least a 3-4 weeks until delivery.
MAKERS MARK: My makers mark will be etched into the steel. Custom DESIGNS Client will pay $20 extra for prototypes, then have the option to purchase more at the normal price. Return/Exchange , Knives can be returned, in the original condition, within 10 days for a full refund. Close up photos of all knives are taken before shipping. Defective workmanship will be addressed by either fixing or replacement and shipping will be refunded upon receipt of the returned knife Receiving your Shipment: Although these items are packaged properly, in some instances transit-related damage may occur. Please inspect your order carefully when it arrives. Should you find that your merchandise is damaged, you may choose to refuse the delivery. Please report any damage to me at the time of delivery. Refusal of Delivery: If you refuse delivery of the item when it reaches your home or place of business, you will be charged for all shipping costs, including the cost to return the item.
Returned items: MUST BE IN THE CONDITION IT WAS SHIPPED IN. (UNUSED) You may not return a knife that was used, scratched or modified in anyway. All packaging materials need to be RETURNED with THE KNIVES. Buyer will pay for return shipping. LEGAL: You must be 18 years OLD to purchase. The maker / owner or its affiliates of Bayou Knives are NOT responsible should you, hurt, cut, maim or kill any animals, yourself or others with our knives. Seek professional guidance before using our knives. By accepting and using this our knives you are accepting all responsibilities and will NOT hold the maker / owner or its affiliates or Bayou Knives responsible for ANY Illegal activities or lawsuits. You are responsible for knowing your own states laws. WARRANTY: NO WARRANTY. THIS KNIFE WAS DISTRIBUTED IN THE HOPE THAT IT WILL BE USEFUL, BUT WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. IT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Other than the above stated 10 inspection period. If you do experience any problems please contact me.