Knives are tools that we use daily, a reliable companion in cooking, hunting, fishing, sailing, and farming. A Skarpari knife is an investment, and an heirloom expected to be handed down for generations. Proper care of your knife now will make it last longer, perform better, and be safer to use.
Skarpari Forever Guarantee
Our ultimate goal is your happiness. Skarpari knives come with a transferable lifetime guarantee and a unique serial number. What does this mean? It means that no matter how you acquired your Skarpari knife, we will sharpen and guarantee it forever. If it was a gift, a purchase, or an inheritance, please fill out the form below, and we’ll update our records for that blade serial number. We’re excited to track the life of our products and see where this crazy journey takes us, as a family.
Unless you damage your knife through misuse or abuse, we will gladly help you with repairs. Additionally, if you cover shipping, we will sharpen any of our knives free of charge. If you are not completely satisfied with the performance of your knife, we will correct the problem or replace the product.
Skarpari does not guarantee its products against normal wear, misuse, or product modifications. Skarpari knives are not intended to be used as hammers, chisels, pry bars or screwdrivers. If your knife was damaged due to misuse, we can analyze the damage and repair it for a reasonable fee. If we are unable to repair your knife, we will extend a one-time offer, allowing you to purchase a new knife for 25% off the MSRP price listed on the website. This excludes any custom knives or web specials.
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Meet the Maker
After spending many years as a commercial artist, creating beautiful and functional digital and printed communication, Chris began his journey as a knife maker. Chris’ design sense, spacial understanding, and mathematical precision found an outlet in the physical world of crafting tools. The concept of craftsmanship drives him. As he watched his Father make knives as a very young child, he was struck by the beauty and precision of a knife made from an old saw blade. At the time he did not know that after years of city life, he and his wife would eventually move to the forest to raise their own family, and knife making would become a passion.
They began learning the local ways of hunting and fishing and cooking from scratch. The need for the proper tools presented itself quickly. The first significant foray into raising livestock was in raising pigs for food. On a deep level, Chris recognized that he wanted to revisit the traditional methods of the slaughter and butchering of the animal. Chris made his first knife and used it. It was a formative experience where the interaction was undeniable between the animal and the farmer and butcher.
That was the first knife he made. Next, a pairing knife for the kitchen. From there, he became obsessed with learning everything about knife making. He studied the tools, forging, sharpening, making knives from different materials, and breathing life back into castaways. Now, four years later, with some more serious equipment, he has honed in on the best methods and has developed a style that honors the local tradition and materials.
He sets up a shop where ever he is and continues to study, learn, and practice. His favorite times are in the quiet of his shop, letting the materials speak to him, and the knives develop through his collaboration with the buyer, and nature.