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Will the knife I am shipped be the knife that I looked at in the picture?

No. Although the knife style will be exactly the same, the handle will be crafted from the same species of wood that you ordered and will look similar.

Will I be charged for shipping?

It generally cost about $12.00 to ship 1 knife USPS Priority Mail inside the U.S.A.

Will a Ringel hoof knife rust or tarnish?

If stored in wet or moist environments L6 carbon steel will rust. We recommend that you keep your Ringel hoof knife in a dry place when not in use. There are products on the market that will help prevent rusting and are available at most sporting goods stores.

What is the best way to sharpen a Ringel knife?

There are many ways to maintain a sharp edge on our hoof knives. Hand sharpening with a medium grit diamond sharpener will give you maximum service life. Many of our full time farriers report excellent results using buffing wheels and belt sanders, or some combination of these three methods.

How will my order be shipped?

You can chose between U.S.P.S Priority Mail or FedEx. Next day services are available if you want faster service.

How much does a knife cost?

$8.00 - $12.00 cost for shipping of knives.

How long will a Ringel knife stay sharp?

This will depend on many conditions that we can not control such as dry and soft hoof, dirt and rocks in the horses hoof, and the users ability to maintain a sharp edge. Because of our small size, we are able to achieve a high quality control standard and guarantee that every knife is hollow ground from L6 carbon steel and heat treated properly which will help you easily keep your knife working well.

How long will a Ringel knife last?

We have a very loyal clientele of full time farriers who get anywhere from 8 months to years of service out of a Ringel knife. Service varies depending on use, individual sharpening techniques, and hoof conditions. Most equine veterinarians and horse owners will receive years of service from one of our knives.

Can the handle be reused on another knife in the future?

No. The handles are glued and pinned to the tang of the knife; this makes them extremely difficult to remove without damaging the handle material.

Can I get help sharpening my knife if I need it?

Yes. You can purchase a hoof knife sharpening video as well as a hand sharpener kit from Ringel Custom Knives. We also offer a sharpening and handle restoration service for our knives at a reasonable cost.

Can I custom order a change to a knife?

We do occasionally customize a bend in the blade or hook for an additional charge. These changes can only be made before the knife is heat treated. Please do not ask us to copy another knife that is currently on the market.