FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Updated August 23, 2023
What is Adventure Sworn?
Adventure Sworn is a company dedicated to crafting gear for use in the outdoors, specializing in custom bushcraft knives, sheaths, firesteels, and bucksaws.
It was started in 2009 with Cody and Amber, who still run and operate the company today. For a period we had multiple employees but have since dialed back to just Cody and Amber making all the knives and sheaths. Ed, Cody's father, makes the bucksaws and matching firesteels.
Do you take custom orders for knives?
I just began taking very small batches of custom orders (between 8 and 12 knives). Unfortunately, the slots are usually claimed within a few hours and can be hard to get. Semi-custom R-Series are almost always open. Any custom knives which you can purchase are found at the Available Knives page.
Where do you ship your products?
We ship virtually anywhere that shipping companies are willing to go. For shipments in the United States we generally use USPS priority mail (2-3 day), which seems to be the best blend of speed, cost, and dependability. For international orders, we generally ship standard USPS international, but may use UPS or FedEx depending on the country.
Can I see a gallery of past knives and products?
For a regularly updated gallery you can check out our Instagram page.
Are your knives made in the USA?
Yes. Our shop is located in the USA (upstate New York). The materials we use are also almost entirely made in the USA; our steel, our epoxy, our bolts, tubing, our leather, even most of our abrasives and other consumables are almost entirely made in the USA. Some materials are simply not native to the USA (like snakewood for example), but whenever possible even our handle materials are from the USA.
Do you have a warranty?
Most products made by us have an "heirloom warranty", which remains no matter how many times it is handed down or traded. This covers defects in craftsmanship and/or materials, and includes free touch-up service. Click here to view our Warranty Page. You'd be surprised at what we will cover, virtually any damage at all. This includes damage which you did by accident, such as dropping the knife on a rock, etc.
Any Adventure Sworn knives can be sent in for touch-up. A "Spa Treatment" touch-up covers repairs and/or aesthetic improvements (sharpening, buffing the handle, getting small chip out of the handle or blade, etc.). This does not cover touch up to the flats of the knife.
To send a knife in for touch up please click here to print our spa treatment form and include in the box with your items. We do require the customer to pay our shipping costs back to them for touch-ups; the customer will be billed the shipping costs when the product has been shipped back.
What does the handle thickness mean?
For the sizing of our handles we use a rough scale of 1 through 5. A 1/5 is a very thin handle with little contouring. A 5/5 is our thickest handle. Generally, all of our knives come with a 4/5 thickness handle, which seems to be ideal for almost every person.
How do I know what knife model to choose?
Click here to get a closer look at all of our knife models. You can then click any of the blade images to get a more in depth look at each knife.
How do I learn more about the different knife options?
To learn more about the different knife options that may be offered for a knife Click Here.