Frequently Asked Questions

Please read our FAQ before sending us a message.

How to purchase a ZU Bladeworx Knife or Tool?

The majority of our knives that are sold direct by us are sold on a preorder basis. In most cases, they are sold out by the time we have a finished product. We do supply stock to several dealers though who also preorder, and they have stock available when the items are finished. Please see our dealer list for more information. If you want to find out about our preorders join our ZU Nation facebook group (not the main page, the facebook group).

Why are knives sold out and no longer available?

We like to change designs. We have produced over 60 different models since we began. We do not have the capacity to stock 60 different designs so we produce one model, they sell out, then we move onto something new. The aim is to continuously improve over the previous model.

How can I buy old discontinued designs?

Check our dealers first, sometimes they have old stock. Second, join our Facebook group ZU Nation. We have a very active second hand buy/sell/trade group there and many old items change hands amongst members. You can find the group here –

Where are you based?

Kallangur, Queensland, Australia

Do you have a showroom?

No we are not open to the public however we do attend many Australian knife shows so you can meet us there.

How are your knives made?

We partner with a machine shop to get the parts made, then they are heat treated in house by us. We then send them out for Cerakote. After that we hand finish and sharpen them on custom made grinders (made by ARJ). We also do leather and kydex sheaths in house. Our knives are technically production, but have a very obvious hand finished element to them. Some people would call this semi-custom. Matt Lucarnus (company owner) also does all the CAD design. Will LIm has also done a lot of CAD work with Matt in the past.

What steels do you use?

Usually tool steel. The majority of our knives are made from A2 steel (Cryodur 2363 in the old days, recently we have used Uddeholm Rigor a lot). We also use 1084 and 80CRV2 a bit.

Ordering and Shipping

We ship to Australia, New Zealand, USA,Canada, Europe and the UK. For other destinations please speak to our dealers. All prices on this website are in Australian dollars.

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