Frequently Asked Questions About Arno Bernard Knives

What type of steel is used?

Bohler N690, a high quality stainless steel is used on all the fixed blades. This is then heat treated and tempered, which hardens the blade to a 59-60 on the Rockwell hardness scale. This level of hardness holds an edge very well but is not so hard that it is brittle or difficult to sharpen. RWL 34 is used on the folding knives.

How quickly do you ship?

We stock over 500 knives across 32 styles to ensure almost all stock knife orders ship the next business day.

How are the knives sharpened?

Each one is hollow ground (done on a wheel) by hand, by Franco Bernard.

I am thinking about giving one of them as a gift, can I get the lucky recipient’s name or initials engraved on the knife?

Yes, you can get any knife that costs more than $200 engraved for only $49. Please note this adds about a week to the delivery time and once a knife is personalized we are unable to accept returns.

What about the sheaths?

A thick, hand-sewn cowhide sheath is included with every knife. Premium real Ostrich leg leather sheaths are included with your purchase of either of the two African Sporting Creations exclusives with mammoth molar handles.

What if I lose my sheath?

We inventory almost all their leather sheaths and you can simply order a replacement here on our web site or just give us a call.

Do you accept custom orders?

Yes, if you want a knife built to your particular taste, we are happy to order those for you with a 120 day delivery time. Please note that we are unable to accept returns on knives built to your unique specifications.