Product Care

 

 

Cleaning:

  • Hand wash the knife immediately after each use with warm, soapy water.
  • Avoid soaking the knife or leaving it submerged in water for an extended period.
  • Gently scrub the blade and handle with a soft sponge or cloth to remove any residue.
  • Dry the knife thoroughly with a towel before storing to prevent moisture damage to the wood handle.
 

Wood Handle Maintenance:

 

  • Apply a small amount of food-grade mineral oil to the wood handle periodically to keep it moisturized and prevent cracking.
  • Use a clean cloth to apply the oil, following the direction of the wood grain.
  • Allow the oil to absorb into the wood for a few minutes, then wipe off any excess oil.
  • Avoid using vegetable oils or other unsuitable products, as they may go rancid or damage the wood.
 

Sharpness Maintenance:

 

  • Regularly hone the knife's blade using a honing steel before or after each use to maintain sharpness.
  • Consider professional sharpening services for re-establishing the blade's edge when needed.
  • Avoid using ceramic or glass cutting surfaces, as they can dull the blade quickly.
  • Store the knife in a protective sheath or knife block to prevent accidental damage to the blade's edge.
 

Storage:

 

  • Store the knife in a safe and dry location to prevent moisture damage.

  • Use a knife block, magnetic strip, or blade guards to protect the blade and prevent accidents.

  • Avoid storing the knife with other utensils that could cause scratches or dents.

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    Ensure the storage area is well-ventilated to prevent the buildup of moisture that can lead to corrosion.
 

Safe Handling:

  • Always handle the knife with care and attention to avoid accidents or injury.
  • Avoid using excessive force or applying lateral pressure when cutting.
  • Use a proper cutting board made of wood, bamboo, or food-grade plastic to protect the blade and maintain sharpness.
  • Keep the knife out of the reach of children and handle it responsibly.


Note: These recommendations are general guidelines for maintaining and caring for the handmade knives with wood handles. Contact our customer support for any additional guidance.

At Hikari Edge, we take pride in our craftsmanship and strive to provide products that offer long-lasting performance and beauty. By following these care recommendations, you can ensure the longevity and quality of your Hikari Edge knife.