Handmade knives require more care than a typical shop bought knife. Most of my knives are made with carbon steels which unlike stainless steel blades are 'reactive'; this means the blades will develop a patina over time and will change the appearance of the blade surface over time. The patina is natural oxidisation on the surface of the blade. It's not harmful, this is simply the story of its use on the surface of the blade. Patina formation helps prevent rust, but occassionally if the blade is left wet or covered in acidic foods rust will begin to form quite quickly. A little rust is nothing to worry about and can be removed by gently scrubbing with the coarse side of a dish sponge.
The knives have to be handwashed and dried after use. They cannot be put in a dishwasher- ever. This will destory the wooden handle and can damage the blade. Looking after your knife is easy once you get in the habit of wiping it after use and occassionally oiling it.
Most of the blades are ground very thin for cutting performance and can chip if used to chop brittle foods like bones.
No knife stays sharp forever. How often you need to sharpen your knife will depend on how often you use it. I recommend getting a double sided whetstone and using that to sharpen your knives. There are many great video tutorials online explaining the process.
I aim to get parcels in the post as quickly as possible and send domestic orders with First Class Special Delivery. This can take 3-5 business days from your time of purchase, but I do send everything ASAP.
International orders can take up to 5-15 business days, they will always be sent with tracking. Please note that while I do accept orders from and ship to customers outside the UK you will be responsible for any customs duties, so please be aware that you are responsible for tax + customs duties + fees in the destination country for your order. These rates vary from country to country and will vary based on the value of your purchase. Please keep in mind that you may need to pay customs fees on recieving of your parcel.
If you live in London and would like to collect your order please get in touch with me.
If you are unsatisfied with a knife purchased from me please don't hesitate to get in touch. My knives require some care, but they are meant to be used so if there is a defect with materials or a workmanship issue, please contact me and we can arrange a repair or replacement if necessary.
Knives can be returned with 28 days of purchase for a full refund if sent back in unused condition. Please contact me to arrange this.