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How to care for our wooden handle knives?

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How to care for our wooden handle knives?

Knives come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they serve a variety of purposes. Common tool handles come in three different varieties: metal, wooden, and plastic.

The handle of handmade Wood Knives is one of their most distinctive characteristics. This wooden handle needs special care since wood is a natural material that, if not taken care of correctly, can split, rot, or develop other problems. We'll go into detail about how to take care of our wooden-handle knives in this post. The following advice will help ensure that your hardwood handle lasts a lifetime.

Do Not Put It in the Dishwasher

We strongly advise against placing any of your made-in-the-USA knives in the dishwasher, but we also must emphasize that doing so would destroy the hardwood handles of our Wood Knives. The handle would bend or splinter due to the rushing water and soap in your dishwasher. Additionally, it could affect how sharp your blade is.

Applying Oil to the Wooden Handle

Applying a modest bit of oil to your knife's hardwood handle will be helpful. When you oil a hardwood handle, the pores get saturated and can't absorb water.

Although you can purchase a number of wood oils from knife shops, canola, mineral, or coconut oil will work just as well.Simply apply a few drops of the oil of your choice to the handle and massage it in with a paper towel. Spend an hour or two letting the oil soak into the hardwood handle. At least a few times a year, you should oil the handle of your wooden knife to keep it functional and long-lasting.

Avoid Direct Sunlight

It goes without saying that your kitchen tools will be in direct sunlight during the day if you're lucky enough to have a kitchen with lots of natural light. While this is fantastic, direct sunlight will dry out your knife's hardwood handle, which might cause it to break.If you don't mind your friends and family seeing your knife, keep it in a drawer or feel free to leave it out on the counter. Make sure it is out of direct sunlight (since it's stunning).

Wash and Dry Immediately

Cleaning your knives as soon as you finish using them can help them last longer. Warm water and soap should be used to adequately clean the blade. With a moist towel, the handle should be cleaned, and it should be dried right away. It's crucial to avoid leaving the wood exposed or submerged in water for an extended period of time.

These four guidelines, though they may seem small, are crucial to maintaining the brand-new, sharp appearance of your wood knives.

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