Care of Knives
Every knife we carry is of the highest quality and designed to exceed the performance expectations of the user. Each product is individually heat-treated, and given the blade and edge geometry that has been perfected for the task at hand. The performance of these superior products can be diminished, however, if they are not cared for properly. The cleaning and care of these superior products is critical to their long term performance. We recommend adherence to the following:
- Cutlery should be hand washed in mild to medium strength detergent and towel-dried.
- Knives should not be placed in automatic dishwashers. The blade edges will be dulled from rubbing against each other, and caustic detergents will cause staining and pitting of the blade.
- For wood-handled products, heat and detergents cause the natural oils and pigments to be drawn out of the wood, resulting in the handle fading and splitting.
- Cutlery should not be soaked for long periods or submerged for cleaning. Carbon steel knives should be washed and dried immediately after every use to prevent rusting.
- Chlorine and bleach products discolor and pit stain-free and high-carbon steel. If chlorine or bleach products come in contact with the blade, they must be thoroughly rinsed off immediately.
- Only frequent and prompt cleaning of cutlery after each use with non-caustic solutions and prompt towel drying will ensure the performance and beauty of these superior products.