No production process is perfect. We sometimes mess up in a way that makes a knife unsaleable. We often keep those parts around for various types of destructive testing so long as they are suitable.

More often, we may have a slight defect that we know will not affect the performance of the knife but does affect how it looks. It might be an errant nick from a grinder or finishing that erodes a feature it shouldn’t or makes the fit a little less even than we like. In such cases, we feel we really should try to find homes for those knives; “seconds,” we call them. So we offer you an incentive by reducing the price. We sharpen our seconds just like we do our regular knives so you can start enjoyable cutting right out of the shipping box.

Our goal is to never have seconds, but when we do, we will list them. If you don’t see any seconds listed for the model you are interested in, that means we don’t have any at the moment.

We recommend that you make an order to reserve one of these. We will then send photos for your acceptance before we ship you the knife. If you don’t accept, we will fully refund you. This avoids the situation where someone else orders the knife while you’re waiting for our response.

No returns or warranty available on these though.

Sitka Seconds: 7 inch Santoku

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Kermode Seconds: 9″ Fillet Knife with kydex Sheath

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Kermode 6 inch Seconds: Fillet Knife with Kydex Sheath

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Alder Seconds: 8 Inch Chef’s Knife

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Trillium Seconds: Paring Knife

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