SHINY KNIFE MANUAL
Master informational guide for Shiny Knives
Hello! This manual covers basic questions including battery changes and component options.
Q: How safe is this "knife"?
A: The tip is a little pointy, but all edges are completely square and dull. The electronics are harmless.
Q: How bright is it?
A: Naturally it looks the best in darker environments, and disappears entirely in sunlight. It is visible in a normally lit room, but it's not as cool. The LED colors, blade color, and blade type are also factors. The LEDs and battery are small - don't expect a lightsaber.
Q: How do I change the battery?
A: See the quick guide below. CR2032 coin cell batteries can be purchased at most general stores.
Q: How sturdy/durable is it?
A: I have dropped them on wood dozens of times without breaking the blade. It only weighs 3oz and the blade is semi-flexible, so it's hard for it to break itself with just a fall. You could probably snap the blade if you throw it as hard as you can at a cement floor and it hits just right, or if you bend the blade excessively sideways. I have also yet to break or wear out the electronics - they are very simple and glued in place. That said, if you toss it around enough, something should break eventually.
Q: Is it waterproof?
A: No, but it would take a lot of water to be a problem. If water gets deep inside it could short the electronics. Immediately turn it off, remove the battery ASAP, and dry it completely, and it should continue working.
Q: What if it does break? (WARRANTY INFO)
A: If the electronics break within 7 days, I'll replace the handle assembly. If the blade is broken in shipping, I'll replace it. If the blade breaks any other way, replacements are available for purchase.
Q: Can I order a custom build?
A: Yep! The custom build listings are at the top of the Shiny Knife section. You can also order individual Mk5 blades.
Download the quick guide here.