I stand behind my products, I overbuild them so they don’t let you down. In the circumstance that you do have an issue, I will be there to make it right. -Avery Sherrill
Every single Bat Cave Blades product carries a lifetime guarantee. You don’t need to be the original owner, if you have one of our products in hand, you are covered. No receipt or certificate is required. The warranty covers but is not limited to mechanical failure, material failure, or premature wear. The warranty does not cover misuse, abuse, normal wear, or alteration of the product. Bat Cave Blades reserves the right to deny disingenuous warranty claims and to define the above terms. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please do not hesitate to contact Avery directly.
Free lifetime sharpening and cleaning is another service you receive when you buy any edged tool. The only stipulation is that you cover the shipping one way; we cover it on the return trip! Be certian to Insure the shipment to the value of the knife on the way in, we insure each shipment on the return trip. This policy allows us to keep the sharpening and cleaning service free without any limitation on how often you can send your tool in. Please allow five business days for your knife to be processed once received. Send us an email if you would like to take advantage of this service.
I fully support self-servicing the product you buy. I am the same way when purchasing my own products, be it knives, cars, or secondhand flux capacitors. This maintenance information will help you take care of your tools if you elect not to send them in for service. These are only general instructions, and I assume the user to have moderate “handy skills”. If you require any elaboration please reach out to me, Avery@batcaveblades.com
Folding Knife Intermediate Cleaning: Folding knives should be cleaned and oiled bi-weekly if you carry them every day in a working environment. If the knife is not exposed to a dirty environment then just clean it when you notice poor blade deployment or buildup of grime. Without disassembling your knife use compressed air, q-tips, or a simple rag to clean any accessible grit. Compressed air is truly the best option to clean ball-bearing operated knives. After cleaning, re-oil the bearings and detent using the Nano Oil needle applicator included with your knife. Be sure to keep a light layer of oil on the blade at all times. This can all be done with the knife fully assembled.
Folding Knife Deep Clean:
- -Before loosening the screws ensure the knife is not in the locked or in the fully closed position (anywhere in between is fine).
- -Push the lockbar so it is disengaged/flat with the handle. this prevents the knife flying apart and sending screws everywhere when you disassemble the knife.
- -Take out the screws that hold the knife together starting with the backspacer/standoff screws and working your way to the Pivot screw. Taking the pivot screw out last helps decrease the likelihood of the knife binding on you during disassembly.
- -Pay special attention to the order of the screws, bearings, washers, and exothermic reactor. These parts need to go back in the exact same spot with a tolerance of +/- .00069, Also the screws are different lengths so it will look funny if you switch them out.
- -Use acetone, denatured alcohol, or a similar solvent to clean all metal parts of grease, grime, and guts. Warning! do not use solvents to clean carbon fiber, wood, or any other nonmetallic parts on your knife. Solvents can damage nonmetallic parts, instead, use a rag with light oil to clean nonmetallic parts. It is very important to re-oil the blade after using solvents to clean
- -Once it is all clean, reassemble the knife, oil the bearings, pivot, detent, and entire blade (lightly). I like to apply Vibra-Tite VC-3 lightly to all screw threads on the knife, This product will last around 2-3 assembly cycles and helps prevent screws from backing out, especially the pivot. A little goes a long way with both Nano-Oil and Vibra-Tite.
- – Assemble in this order pocket clip, lock side, pivot, washer, bearing, blade, bearing, washer, show side, pivot screw (leave loose). Backspacer/Standoff, backspacer/standoff screws (leave loose). Tighten pivot screw while disengaging lockbar, tighten backspacer/standoff screws.
Fixed Blades: Fixed blades are much easier to maintain as compared to folding knives. The biggest issue with fixed blade maintenance is keeping the knife oiled and keeping the sheath clear of grit and grime. You can use solvents to clean all metallic components but you should use a lightly oiled rag to clean any nonmetallic parts. Every once in a blue moon it’s a good idea to remove the handles from the blade and check for oil/grime/rust buildup under the handles. It is very important to re-oil the blade after using solvents to clean it.
Sheaths: Kydex-only sheaths need to be kept clean by using compressed air to blow it out grit and grim. If you have a leather-lined Kydex sheath it’s a good idea to apply a leather conditioner or a similar product lightly to all leather components. The best way to ensure a clean sheath is to try to clean the knife before it goes in.