Here you will find answers to some of the most common questions. If you can't find what you are looking for, please reach out, we are happy to help.
Does F.N. Sharp offer a sharpening service?
F.N. Sharp no longer offers a sharpening service.
Although Japanese VG-10 steel is known for it's capability to keep a sharp edge, you may eventually notice a degradation in performance depending on usage and care. If your F.N. Sharp knives start to become dull, we recommend taking your knives to a professional to be sharpened and brought back to their original edge angle.
What is the Edge Angle of F.N. Sharp Knives?
Each knife* has a 26° included edge angle (13° per side) to create an extremely sharp cutting edge. Due to the nature of our VG-10 steel, and our precision grinding techniques, this rather narrow edge is also extremely durable and highly resistant to chipping, rolling, and dulling.
*Our bread knife has a single 13 degree bevel.
What is the Rockwell Hardness of F.N. Sharp Knives?
F.N. Sharp knives have an HRC 60 +/- 2 for a durable, world-class blade that is resistant to chips, scratches and other unsightly deformations.
For more information on Rockwell Hardness and what it means for kitchen cutlery, head over to our blog.
What kind of cutting board should I use?
To preserve the sharp edge of your F.N. Sharp knife, we recommend using a wooden cutting board. Cutting boards made of glass or stone can damage or chip the cutting edge of your knife.
You can read more in our blog; The Best Cutting Board for your Kitchen Knives.
How should I store my F.N. Sharp knives?
To prevent scratching, chipping, and general wear, we recommend that your knives should be stored in a knife block or other proper knife storage.
If you’re in need of knife storage, check out the F.N. Sharp Knife Block! Made of beautiful Acacia wood, our knife block comes with a magnetic exterior to showcase the stunning Damascus pattern on your F.N. Sharp knives, and the interior flex rod system allows customizable storage for your knives and other cooking essentials.
How do I maintain my F.N. Sharp knives?
F.N. Sharp Knives were designed to offer an exceptionally sharp, long-lasting edge and are made to resist the strongest food acids, hard water and even accidental bouts in the dishwasher! Due to the quality of steel used to create the blades, we recommend having your F.N. Sharp knives professionally sharpened as needed. In the meantime, we ask that you care for your knives as you would care for any of your favorite kitchen tools by keeping them clean, dry and stored in a knife block or other proper knife storage.
What kind of metal is the knife blade made from?
Our knife blades are made from 67 layers of high-quality Japanese steel. Each knife has a VG-10 core with 67 layer Damascus VG-10 and VG-2 cladding with a beautiful feather Damascus pattern.
This sought-after steel is known for its balance between hardness, durability, and corrosion resistance. Coupled to a modern, computer-controlled forging and heat-treating process, our semi-custom knives remain sharper and resist scratching and chipping better than ordinary mass produced consumer-grade cutlery.
Visit our blog to learn more about Damascus Steel.
Where are the knives manufactured?
We've partnered with one of the most revered Knife Manufacturers in China. They're exclusive access to Japanese VG-10 steel and state of the art facility allow us to offer knives of the highest quality to our customers.
Quality is our top priority. Our independent team of quality control technicians ensure that random samples are withdrawn from the production line and tested regularly throughout the manufacturing process. Any product that does not meet our strict standards is rejected. Throughout the course of production we conduct over 25 different quality tests.
What material is the knife handle made out of?
F.N. Sharp knife handles have a full, stainless steel tang encased in a G10 handle. We chose G10 for its strength, beauty and durability. Impervious to water and highly resistant to scratches, warping, cracking and fading, it's the perfect companion to our Japanese VG-10 steel blades.
F.N. Sharp handles are specifically designed to fall comfortably to the hands of all sizes for proper grip while chopping, slicing, and dicing.
Visit our blog for more information on how G10 stacks up against other handle materials.
How much is shipping?
Standard ground shipping is free! But if you need it sooner, you’ll have the option to upgrade or expedite shipping during checkout (additional shipping fees apply). Orders placed before 3:00 PM eastern time are typically shipped the same day. Orders are shipped from our office in Florida.
When will I receive my package?
Most orders placed before 3:00 pm Eastern time will be packaged and shipped the same day via standard ground shipping from Florida. Expedited shopping and upgrades available at checkout (additional fees apply).
How do I track my order?
You can login to your account dashboard to see track the progress of your order. In addition, we will send you an email with the tracking number once your order has shipped.
What do I do if I don't get my package?
Please contact a member of our team for assistance tracking your package. We will contact the shipping carrier and work to resolve any issues.
What is your return policy?
We are confident that you will love F.N. Sharp, but if you are not satisfied with your purchase within 100 days, please contact us and we'll arrange for you to return you knives and issue you a full refund.
We simply ask that the knives are returned in good condition.