I haven’t done it yet, but we’re all likely to snap the tip off of a pocketknife someday. If it’s a good-quality pocketknife (and it probably will be if you’re bothering to read this) you’ll curse and grumble and be pissed off for a while. If you only snapped off the very tip, you might try to re-grind it yourself on a disk grinder or belt sander. Your mileage, of course, may vary. But if that knife is a Kershaw folder, that “oh, s#it” moment might only cost you a measly Hamilton and a couple of weeks down-time . . .
However you manage to break it, Kershaw promises to replace your folder’s blade with a similar blade of the same steel as the original, for ten dollars. That’s right: they’ll even swap out a broken S30V Blur or Leek blade for ten bucks. There’s no way they’re not losing money on that, so God bless ’em for great customer service.
There’s really no ‘catch’ to Kershaw’s offer, but there are limits. It only applies to folding knives that are still in production (no fixed blades), and it doesn’t apply to factory second knives with ‘XXXX’ markings. The replacement blades will come back to you unengraved and uncoated, but who’s gonna gripe about that for ten dollars?
Hey Farago, what was the brand of that fancy knife you snapped a while back?