Myerchin UK

Myerchin UK has been the sole European importer of the superb Myerchin range of Rigging Knives since 2006. Based near Dorchester, Dorset, we aim to provide an efficient and knowledgeable service both to sailors and to other specialist knife users.

Online Shopping

Our online shopping site allows you to browse and buy at leisure. We accept all major credit cards (using Tyl (from NatWest)) as well as PayPal (for those who prefer) to provide you with the reassurance of a high security shopping experience. All our web site prices indicate prices with UK VAT as well as without VAT for export Orders.

From January 2022 we are able to sell to EU countries collecting VAT at point of sale and thus avoiding unknown import charges at point of delivery. This only applies to consignments under €150.00. Orders where the sum of products is greater that €150.00 will be treated as exports, will not have VAT applied at point of sale (the customer will be responsible for payment of VAT and admin charges on receipt of the goods).

We also accept credit card orders by telephone. 

Your Myerchin Rigging Knife Warranty

Your Myerchin knife is a precision tool. Like all precision tools, the manufacturing tolerances are very close; hence the clean open and ‘snap’ when the components are opened and locked. We continuously utilise our extensive marine experience in the manufacturing process constantly updating our techniques and materials as warranted by advances in the field. We make your knife to function as well as possible in a harsh marine environment.

It is imperative that the owner respects the integrity of the tool and treats it accordingly. After use near salt water, rinse the entire knife in fresh water and apply a few drops of oil to the two hinge pins. Make sure the mechanism is reasonably free of dirt and debris. You may be surprised to hear that some corrosion may appear, while it is possible to manufacture a “rust proof” knife… the resulting product performs very poorly (losing its cutting edge quickly). The Pro-grade German Marine stainless that we use is comparable to ’440C’ for hardness and edge-holding properties with additional anti-oxidation elements added for the final crafting of our knives.

Our “Conditional Lifetime Warranty” is as follows:

If your Myerchin knife fails during reasonable use due to a manufacturing error or unseen defect, return it to us immediately for replacement or repair. Of course this does not apply if the knife has been abused or used in an improper manner. Note that a well-used, well-cared for knife is always covered for the lifetime of the original owner. Myerchin will make the final decision on whether a knife has been abused or not.

  1. The Warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the knife.
  2. Contact us (+44 1305 302304 / sales@myerchin.co.uk) prior to returning the knife (quoting the model and serial number) to make the necessary arrangements and confirm the validity of the return.
  3.  A payment of £5.95 to cover shipping and handling will be required prior to dispatch of the repaired/replaced knife.
  4. Return to:  Myerchin UK, G1, Roman Hill Business Park, Broadmayne, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8LY, U.K.

Examples of what IS covered by this warranty:

  • A knife where the back spring has fatigued and the blade/spike no longer lock.
  • A defect in the metal casting resulting in a weak spot.
  • A new knife with obvious manufacturing defects, e.g., cracked G10, wood, etc.

Examples of what IS NOT covered by this warranty:

  • An abused knife where the blade or spike has been used as a pry bar.
  • An abused knife that has been left in a bilge or rusty tool box and is frozen with dirt and oxidation. – Obvious neglect.

What can you do if your knife has been neglected and the mechanism is frozen?

We suggest that you spray the knife liberally with WD-40 (or similar), place it in a zip lock bag and leave it for a week or so. Usually this will allow the oil to penetrate the mechanism so you can open the knife and carefully clean it. Most rust is surface (cosmetic) and simply needs to be loosened and cleaned.

Returns

We want you to be completely happy with your purchase from Myerchin UK, if, for any reason you are not, please contact us within 14 days of receipt to arrange return of the items for a full no-quibble refund.

Knife Policy – Under 18’s will NOT be served.

Please note in accordance with The criminal Justice Act 1988, as amended by the Offensive Weapons Act 1996 and the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 it is an offence to supply a knife to persons under the age of 18. We take our responsibilities in this matter very seriously. In order to ensure that the purchaser is over 18 checks will be made to verify the age of an individual purchasing a knife. These can normally be carried out without the need to contact the individual but where this is not possible the individual may be contacted and asked to provide proof of age related to the delivery address. In the event of an individual under the age of 18 attempting to purchase a knife from us, you may lose your entire purchase price, or a £5 administration fee will be charged. By completing the checkout transaction a purchaser agrees that this deduction will be taken prior to any refund given. In addition information on the attempted transaction may be shared with the Police.
Refer to our Terms and Conditions for further information.

We Support DorSAR

About DorSAR (Dorset Voluntary Search & Rescue)

DorSAR was founded in 2004 by our founding president Bob Knott & since then has grown in both size reputation.

Available 365 days of the year, the team can deploy anywhere in the county within 90 minutes of being called upon.
Called into action via Dorset Police, DorSAR are able to offer considerable resources to support the county’s emergency services in time of crisis. With over 50 specialised search & rescue personnel, a comprehensively equipped command & control vehicle, plus a number of 4×4 member owned & operated vehicles.

DorSAR is a Team Based unit both in Operational and Organisational terms.

Read more about DorSAR