Knife Care

Pro Damascus products are a great investment for any chef, but to keep them in top condition, proper care is essential. Here are some tips to help keep your Damascus knifes sharp and rust-free:

Hand Wash Only: Never put your Damascus knife in the dishwasher. The high temperatures and abrasive detergents can damage the blade, and the moisture can cause rust. Instead, wash your knife by hand in warm soapy water and dry it immediately with a clean towel.

Dry Your Knife Thoroughly: After washing, make sure to dry your knife completely. Any moisture left on the blade can cause rust to form.

Apply Oil Regularly: Applying oil to the blade is the most important step in preventing rust on your Damascus knife. We recommend using mineral oil as it is cheap, food-safe, and does not spoil. Apply a thin layer of oil to the blade after each use to help protect it from moisture. If you plan to store the knife for a long period of time, apply a heavy coat of oil before storing.

Store Properly: When storing your knife, make sure it is in a dry, cool place. Avoid storing your knife in leather rolls or sheaths for extended periods of time, as leather can hold moisture against the blade.

Handle with Care: Damascus knife is made with high-quality materials andΒ is designed to last for years, butΒ it isΒ not indestructible. Always handle your knife with care and avoid using it on hard surfaces or cutting through bone.

Remove Rust: If you notice rust on your knife, don't panic! It can be easily removed. First, mix equal parts apple cider vinegar or lemon juice with water. Soak a cloth in the solution and gently rub the rusted area. Rinse the blade with warm soapy water and dry it thoroughly. Finally, apply a thin layer of oil to the blade.

By following these tips, you can keep your Damascus knife in top condition for years to come. Remember, proper care will not only help prevent rust and damage, but it will also keep your knife sharp and performing at its best.