Hi everyone! It has been a while since I posted, I hope everyone is doing well and had a lovely holiday. Korin has always taken in any knife for knife services as long as it is not ceramic or serrated, even if it was custom made. Today, a custom knife snapped in half while Vincent was using the sharpening wheel, flew out of his hand and cut his face. Thankfully it was just a little scratch, but it is still a terrifying experience. When we looked carefully, THE TANG WAS HOLLOW AT THE BOLSTER. :scared4: The bolster was glued or kind of riveted, then completely hollow inside so all it took was for a little crack in the tang for the whole thing to break in half. For this reason Korin can no longer offer knife sharpening services for custom knives. I know there are many hobbyists and custom knife makers here, so I wanted to explain before you guys found out from someone else. Unfortunately, it is too difficult for us to tell the construction of a knife by just looking at it and not all custom knives are made equal. We will of course offer sharpening services for custom knives made by well known craftsmen. I am always here to support members in any way I can. If you have any questions, please let me know directly. Thank you all so much for you patience!