Care and maintenance
Below tips are for your utility. Follow them and the knives will serve you longer than you expect.
- Wherever you use your knives, the edge of the knife should lie on soft surfaces (wood, plastic, synthetics, and other materials of medium hardness) rather than on hard surfaces (metal, ceramics, glass, granite, etc.) that will dull the blade even of the hardest steel.
- Sometimes it is tempting, but do not use knives such as a screwdriver, cutter, can opener, or other non-specific activities
- The use of the knife handle as a hammer is not recommended. Doing so may damage the grip between the blade and the handle, as well as damage the handle itself.
- Protect your knives from close contact with sand, gravel or other abrasives. They damage the sharpness of the knife.
- In connection with the above, do not wash the knives in dishwasher. Strong abrasives in the detergents damage the handle material and sharpness of the knife.
- If your knife gets wet, dry it immediately. The definition "stainless steel" means that the knife will not rust even in humid climates and will be resistant to many acids in daily use. This does not mean that the blade is 100% stainless.
Do not leave your knives with natural wood handle in aquatic environment for long. It is good to lubricate the handle regularly with natural vegetable oils. When storing the knife, make sure that the blade does not come in contact with other metal objects. This will prevent damages. Keep the knives in a knife box or in cases, and with folding models, the blade retracts into the handle.
- Due to the presence of carbon in high quality stainless steel, the blade may corrode if you do not take proper care. To prevent the knife, clean the blade and the area around the hinge (for folding knives) with a small amount of vegetable oil. With this minimal care, the knife will provide you many years of excellent work.