FREQUENTLY ASKED  QUESTIONS

#1 What are the species of wood used on Deejo knives?

There are 5 species:Olive wood: Olea europaea

Juniper wood: Juniperus (Cupressaceae family)

Beech.

Ebony: Natural ebony is the name given to the heartwood or duramen produced by several species of trees of the Ebenaceae family, genus Diospyros, called ebony trees.

Coral wood: Chassalia corallioides

Even if we only use very small quantities of wood for the manufacture of a Deejo ‘Wood’, we comply fully  with the current legislation in  force.  The wood is  purchased from French and  Spanish suppliers in full respect and compliance of best environmental standards and practices.

#2 What kind of steel is used?

We use stainless steel type  Z40C13 for   Deejo pocket blades and 3CR13  for  Deejo table  knives. The former is harder (54-56 HRC  –  Hardness  Rockwell C  scale) and offers a cutting property for  extensive uses (paper, rope, cardboard, food…). The latter is of lesser hardness (52-54 HRC)  and is designed mainly for  food use. In both cases, the steel is hard enough to provide a durable edge and soft enough to allow easy sharpening with commercial tools (sharpening steel, whetstone or sharpening stone…).

#3 My knife is stainless  steel, but it has some rust spots.

Even stainless steel will rust if not properly maintained. Deejo knives must be cleaned and dried after each use. All metals are damaged by contact with moisture and it is up to the user to take proper care of a Deejo knife;

#4 My  knife was sold to me as a 37G  knife and it  actually weights a bit less or more than 37G.

The weight  indicated for  each  knife is  the  maximum weight (without attached handle plate) we commit ourselves to and will not go beyond. Because these knives are handmade, because the density of  the wood may vary from time to time, because our workers will grind the steel a bit  less or  more, there  will be some minor variation from one knife to another.

#5 What is the length per weight of a Deejo knife?

Deejo knives are named for  their weight. Each weight corresponds to a size:  the 15g  measures 7 cm,  the 27g measures 9cm,   and  the  37g measures 11cm.   These dimensions correspond to the size of  the  knife in  the closed position.

#6 My knife was presented to me as a 9cm  but it measures 20.5cm  overall.

Knife makers usually measure pocket knives in the closed position. A 9cm  knife means a 9cm  handle.

#7 Deejo is ultra-light. Is Deejo ultra-sturdy?

Deejo knives were designed  for  everyday  use: cutting meat, peeling fruit,  opening letters and parcels. Deejo is not intended to chop wood or  hunt bears… Featuring a locking system to guarantee the stability of  the blade, Deejo is ultra-sturdy for  what it is designed to do.

#8 Will the tattoo on the blade fade over time?

No.  Deejo ‘tattoos’ are made by laser engraving. They are designed to last over time. One should simply avoid rubbing  with  abrasive   material   (including   abrasive sponges)  to  avoid  micro scratches  which, inevitably, could damage the surface of the blade and therefore the tattoo.

#9 Are black blades more fragile than the others?

No. The Deejo in black titanium, called ‘Black’, is obtained by depositing fine   particles of  titanium on   the blade (we use the same technique for  the Deejo matt finish). This technique is  permanent and durable over time subject to normal use.  Abrasive materials (sandpaper,  scouring sponge,  stone,  etc.) which can create scratches should be avoided. Over time, the black finish will  patina but remain present.

#10 How to sharpen a Deejo?

A Deejo is sharpened like any other knife, with a sharpening steel or stone.  To avoid  risk   of   scratching,  especially to the tattoos, Deejo offers a sharpener that allows you to sharpen your Deejo easily and efficiently. See the Deejo YouTube channel or deejo.com.au, which presents a video specifically dedicated to this topic, for  more information and advice.  Note: The Deejo ‘Naked’ requires special attention. Because of its ‘chisel’ sharpened edge, only the inside of  the blade must be sharpened (in  the manner of  a chisel).

#11 Where are Deejo knives made?

Deejo is a French company located in the region of Paris. The knives begin at  our production  units in  Asia   and are finished in our workshops in France where we take care of  the operations of  assembly, adjustment, buffing, sharpening and  customisation. Each piece  is  checked individually before it leaves our premises. Deejo currently employs more than forty people in France.

#12  Can I have my  own tattoo design done?

This  is a service we offer with minimums of identical pieces. See our Deejo Custom page at deejo.com.au for more information. Note: For do-it-yourself individual engravings, Deejo offers a kit  that allows anyone to make a unique engraving using the stylus engraver provided with the kit. However, this technique works exclusively  on  the Deejo ‘Black’, that is, in black titanium finish.

#13  Can I remove the clip?

Most deejo knives feature a belt (or money) clip. To make the knife even lighter, some might like to remove the clip. Besides its  primary function, the clip  provides a better grip and strengthens the stability of  the locking system. We  do  not  recommend  removing it and strongly advise you not to make any structural alterations to your Deejo

#14  Can I change the handle plate myself?

Deejo does  not offer individual handle plates for  sale. That being the case, nothing prevents you from making your own! Carefully unscrew the original plate from your Deejo knife,  taking care not to lose the screws. Use  the original plate as a template to make your own. Send us a picture of  the result: we love to talk  with those who take full  ownership  of   our  products,  and  truly make Deejo their own. In case of breakage, Deejo will provide a free replacement plate identical to your previous one. A tutorial is available on  the Deejo YouTube channel which details this repair.

#15 Can I get replacement parts?

You won’t find  any replacement parts at your local dealer. If you make any changes to your Deejo knife,  it  is  at your own risk. In case you lose or  break one part, please contact us.

#16 Why are fewer models available in stores than on the Deejo website?

When you calculate all the different designs and sizes available,  you have a large range of deejo knives to choose from. Because it would be too expensive and too complicated for  any establishment to offer them all, the in-store focuse on  the best sellers for their area or region. New Deejo knives are released each year: new finishes, new inserts and new models are currently under review. Follow us  on  social media and tell us  about your ideas or  desires.  It’s always a pleasure to talk  with you.

#20 Service and Maintenance.

Deejo knives are guaranteed for life against any manufacturing defect. Provided the  defect  is  not the result of  the abnormal use of  our product, we provide free of  charge,  to the address of  each, a service kit  for the repair of  your Deejo (lost screws, damaged plate…). Simply contact us by email at sales@deejo.com.au  with a photo of  the defective product and specify a full postal address. If the product cannot be repaired by the user, Deejo will repair it free of charge in its  workshop. (only postage to send the product is the responsibility of the customer) Tutorials are available on this subject on   the  Deejo YouTube channel.

Note: the appearance of rust on a Deejo knife is due to the lack of proper maintenance.

#21 Is it legal to carry a pocket knife?

It depends on the relevent legislation of your state or territory. Please check with the local authorities on the laws regarding carrying pocket knives within your country. In general you need to have a ‘good  reason’ to carry them (camping, fishing, a picnic or a hike). It  is  recommended to carry your pocket knife out of public view when not in use and to avoid carrying pocket  knives into  places where they may be considered inappropriate.