Documents, Care Sheet, Warranty

About Your Knife

Your knife was handcrafted in Nashua, NH with the finest materials. Please see the section on knife maintenance for best practices to ensure your blade lasts for many years to come.

Model

KN01

Steel Manufacturer

Bohler-Uddeholm, Sweden

Name

Kitchen Knife

Steel

1095 & 15n20 Steel Damascus

Maker

Ian Ramsdell

Steel Composition

Damascus Folded Pattern Welded Steel. 137 folds (approx)

Date

August 2018

Type

Carbon Steel

Serial Number

 

Hardening

1475°F, Oil Quench

Handle

Acrylic and Brass

Quench

Parks 1 Second Oil

Handle Binding

Epoxy 2400PSI

Tempering

2 hours @ 425°F, 3 cycles

Bolsters

Brass

Cryo

N/A

Pins

Brass

Rockwell Hardness 'C'

58

 

 

 

 

If properly cared for, your knife will last a lifetime. Here are some guidelines for care and maintenance.

  • Store your knife in a block or sheath for safety.
  • Wash with warm soapy water, rinse and dry.
  • Like all handcrafted knives, do not put it in a dishwasher.
  • Do not place your knife in an oven and avoid high heat. As this can weaken the structure of the steel.
  • Do not strike the knife with another metal object or with another object
  • Avoid dropping your knife on to hard surfaces such as sinks, concrete or tile floors.
  • Sharpen your knife with an oil or water stone and hone with a strop for razor sharpness.
  • This knife is made of high carbon steel which means that it will hold an edge better than stainless steels.
  • The blade is subject to rust. Some basic maintenance is required to ensure it lasts generations. Keep it dry. 
  • If you cut something acidic, tomato, onion, citrus, wipe it dry, and wash it as soon as possible. 
  • If the knife will sit unused for a long time, coat it with a thin layer of food grade oil. 
  • Always wipe your knife dry after each use. 
  • Wash in warm soapy water and dry. Do not allow to air-dry. 
  • Store your knife in a block or sheath for safety. 
  • There is no such thing as a dishwasher safe knife.

The handle of your knife is made of an acrylic resin. It is very durable, but not indestructible. Do not subject the handle to excessive heat, direct flame, acidic or caustic solutions or long-term submersion in liquid.

This knife is warrantied for life for any manufacturing defects. It is not warranted for any misuse and lack of proper care. If the blade fails it must be returned to the maker for an analysis on the point of failure, or the warranty will not be honored. 

 

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Ian Ramsdell