We'll let the title speak for itself. This set contains five of the most essential cutlery pieces that every kitchen needs. This set includes a 12 slot bamboo block, an 8" Chef's Knife, 8" Bread Knife, a 4.5" santoku, and 3.5" Paring Knife. Hammer Stahl Cutlery are fantastic knives that will last for years with proper care. Each knife features a blade made of German Steel that is forged and tempered to a Rockwell hardness of 55 to 57 for both durability and longevity. Each blade is razor sharp as they are sharpened to a 20-degree beveled edge. The Pakkawood handles showcases beauty, while also providing a comfortable grip. Finally, the quad tang design exposes steel on all four sides for exceptional balance and comfort. This Hammer Stahl core set will dice, chop, slice, and mince food with precision and grace.
Hammer Stahl knives are made in the tradition of the great German knife makers, but with a patented new design and a manufacturing process that allows them to be affordable. Hammer Stahl knives are coveted by professional chefs for their razor-sharp cutting edge, hand forged quality and quad tang design, which makes them some of the more balanced knives in the world today.
Hammer Stahl is a premier brand of New Era, Inc, who is one of the oldest manufacturers of cookware in North America. As a family-owned business, Hammer Stahl is focused on building happy and healthy households through good food. They believe cooking at home is a wonderful value that brings families together. Their cookware helps to produce five-star restaurant quality food in your home. Hammer Stahl products include 7-ply American Clad Cookware and German steel cutlery, and a full assortment of stainless steel bakeware and accessories. Their mission is to provide customers with exceptional quality cookware for fantastic meals. Hammer Stahl's long history and experienced employees make their products a trusted brand for fantastic cookware.
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Clean the knife with hot, soapy water before the first use.
Sharpening and Honing
Regularly maintenance on Hammer Stahl cutlery allows the knife to make effortless cuts for many years. We recommend honing the knife often to realign the edge and prevent injuries. If sharpening is needed, use a whetstone, knife sharpener, or have it sharpened by a professional.
Knife Sharpening Services
With proper care, Hammer Stahl Cutlery will remain sharp for many years. After extended use, you may need to have them factory sharpened. Hammer Stahl does professional sharpening services free of charge, with the exception of shipping and handling fees. International shipments may require more shipping charges. For one to three knives, it is $6 (US Currency). For four or more knives (with a 10 knife maximum), the cost is $10 (US Currency). Please note that it may take three to four weeks for the servicing and return of your cutlery. Hammer Stahl cannot be liable for merchandise damaged in transit by improper packaging.
The cutting surface can affect the lifetime of Hammer Stahl knives. Always cut on a bamboo, hardwood, or NSF certified polymer cutting board. Avoid hard surfaces such as metal, granite, marble, and glass. Those surfaces can damage the edge of the blade. Never cut through bones with the knife; always use a meat cleaver instead.
After every use, clean the knife with hot water, a mild detergent, and a soft sponge. Rinse and dry thoroughly to prolong the lifetime of the knife. We recommend hand washing Hammer Stahl cutlery every time. Never use cleansers that have a bleach or citrus extract as this can cause damage to the blade. Never soak the knives in water for any period of time.
Proper storage of Hammer Stahl cutlery helps them to stay in pristine shape and it prevents injury. We recommend storing the knives in a knife block, in a drawer with blade guards, or a sheath. Make sure each knife is completely dry before storage.
Hammer Stahl warrants their cutlery to be free from defects in material and workmanship. Any piece that is found defective will be replaced free of charge. If the knife is destroyed by misuse, neglect, fire, flood, storm, earthquake, commercial application, accident, or altered in any way, if will be replaced for half the current retail purchase price, plus shipping and handling.