This hand forged knife is made from high carbon (.95%) steel and is heat treated to a Rockwell 60 hardness.
The edge is very durable and can be maintained by honing. Sharpening is infrequently necessary and should be done by someone experienced in tool sharpening.
The blade is best maintained by immediate drying after washing followed by an application of a light coat of kitchen oil to retard corrosion. This blade is not stainless steel and some patina is expected with use.
The handle is treated with a high-quality wax. If it dulls, a light coat of wax (such as carnauba wax) and buffing with a soft cloth will restore the luster.
B&D Knives, Colorado Springs, CO
Item will be available for pick-up at the Lawrence Dryhurst Gallery at 122 E. Kiowa September 27 from 1:30-4:30pm & September 28 from 4:00-6:00pm.
Shipping is available for all items at additional cost to the buyer.