Frequently asked questions

General FAQ

Do you accept trades?


Hey, we love to trade. We don't just trade for knives. We have traded for all kinds of things in the past. Generally speaking we tend to trade for things in the same wheelhouse as what we sell. For example, we would be much more interested in trading for a nice piece of elk antler, than the tail light of a '09 Silverado. I'm sure your tail light really is in 'like-new' condition, we just wouldn't know what to do with it. In the past a few of the more common things we have traded for are pelts, claws, ivory, skulls, unique militaria, gold, unique munitions, bone, exotic woods, interesting Alaskana, even unique books and references about knives. Please make sure that whatever you want to trade to us is legal. No matter how interesting it may be, or how curious we may be, we cannot accept any black market items, or items shipped illegally. If you have something you would like to trade, just reach out to us




Do you ship worldwide?


Yes. We generally use USPS for all of our shipping, which is $34.65 at checkout. But we have used UPS, FedEx, and DHL in the past. If you live outside the United States and Canada, no sweat. Just contact us and we will work with you as best we can.




What forms of payment do you accept?


--Online-- ​- Credit / Debit Cards - Gift Cards (coming soon) --In-Store-- Cash Check Credit / Debit Cards NFC (Apple / Google / Samsung Pay) Travelers Checks




What is my knife worth?


We buy, sell, and trade knives. When bringing your knives into us you have a couple options, each producing a different market value assesment. In general the options allow the customer to decide how much money the knife is worth to them based on how much involvemet they want in the sale, the services they want from us, and how quickly they want payment.
Trade Option one is to use the knife as a trade-in on a different knife in our inventory, or one that we make. This option usually nets the customer the most bang-for-their-buck. Just how much your knife trades for depends heavily on what you want in exchange. Some manufacturers and custom makers are better trades than others. To have your knife valued this way you must have a knife you want to trade for in mind.
Sell Option two is asking us to buy your knife outright. This option gets the customer the quickest money, and requires the least involvement from the seller. Consequently, the seller does not net as much as the other option.
Appraisal Option three is asking us to appraise the knife and asses a fair market value which you may use as a guideline to sell the knife yourself. If you want to know what to ask for your knife in another sales venue, we will be happy to help. We can give you a fair and equitable price to ask on other sites such as eBay, Craigslist, Instagram, USN, etc. While this is the most amount of work for the customer, it also nets them the most money. Keep in mind that if we appraise it, we appraise it for retail and not trade-in/wholesale value. A cute little trick that some people seem to think is clever is to have us appraise their knife, then ask us to buy it at that amount. You're not the first to think that's funny, it's not. It's dumb. Stop it.




Can I call in my order by phone?


Yes you can. We prefer to do online orders for various different security reasons. We also offer free shipping with orders of certain a price point or as a promotion on our site. These cannot be honored with phone orders.





R&R / M&W / 3DK Knife Warranty

What is the warranty on knives manufactured by R&R / M&W / 3DK?


We perform warranty services for local makers R&R, M&W Alaskan, and 3 Dog Knife. We have a very simple warranty philosophy. Basically, if you break it during any normal use it will be fixed, free of charge. No fuss, no muss. All knives produced by R&R, M&W Alaskan, and 3 Dog Knife also come with a lifetime sharpening service. Northern Knives will sharpen your knife on behalf of R&R / M&W Alaskan / 3DK, free of charge, for life. There are a few caveats to this warranty though. Don't expect us to replace a moose antler handle you used as a hammer, or a knife you left in a campfire for a couple hours. Instances of extreme abuse and/or neglect will not be covered under warranty. Warranty fulfillment will be at our sole discretion. These are premium tools, and by extension we strive to offer all of our customers who choose them a premium experience, so we always give our customers the benefit of the doubt when processing warranty claims. As with any other maker; please be aware that if a knife is sent to us, and we find it to be a counterfeit, the knife will be confiscated and destroyed as an infringement on our copyright/trademark.





Free Engraving Promotion


Anodizing & other Custom Work

Anodizing: A few things to consider


-Are you sending in scales or a full knife? If we have to disassemble what is sent it will be a $5.00 fee per item we have to take apart. If the knife or item is pinned together please contact us to see if it can be taken apart and reassembled. -orders for work under $100.00 will have shipping costs - See our shipping policy -If your titanium item is already colored, has paint of some sort or severe scratches / abrasions it will need to be Bead Blasted. Bead Blasting is $10 for one part/peice of the item, $20 for two, $30 for four and $40 for six. -How many items on your knife do you want anodized? It's per item(part). A set of knife scales is two items to be anodized. -Its important to keep in mind that your Foreground color must be a lower number than your background color. This is just a simple fact of how anodizing works -If you would like to incorporate your own art or design into the engraving / anodizing it is a flat $45 fee for the file creation on our side. It is a one time fee and we will send you the file we create for future use on other projects if you so wish. -If you choose to do any of the patterns we already have on file, it will be two layers of anodizing and will accrue engraving fees.





Ken Onion Tribute ZT0308

What Is It? How is It Modified?


We wanted to pay tribute to the original ZT 0300 designed by Ken Onion with the new 0308 from Zero Tolerance. We added the iconic Tiger Stripe pattern to the mix along with the original colors available: Black, Coyote Tan and Ranger Green. We use several different processes and steps to add the aesthetic of the original 0300 Series -Bead blast of the blade and scales -1 stage of Cerakote is applied to solid color blades and the scales -2 Stages of Cerakote is applied to the blade for Tiger Striping -A fiber laser is employed to re mark logos and the original serial number of the knife that is being modified




Does This Void Zero Tolerence's Warranty?


The short answer is no. The long answer is that if you decide to do a warranty claim on your knife through Zero Tolerance you will have to provide a list of modifications made and by whom. We are a reputable dealer and knife maker so there is usually no issue.




How Do I Order One? How is This Mass Drop Style?


We are doing this as one large offering “Mass Drop Style”. Starting May 1st we will be taking en mass orders (full retail price deposit). Ordering will end May 31st. We will order all the materials needed on the end date and start the customization. All orders will be processed and shipped by June 20th. The more orders placed, the cheaper it becomes to produce and we will pass these savings on to you through a refund (refunded back to you to the card you used to make the deposit with). -Up to 19 ordered will be at full price -20 Ordered we will drop it to $343 -30 Ordered the price will drop further to $336 -40 Ordered, it drops to $329 -50+ the price drops to $322 and will include all the swag we can offer.





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