Cutting breads and pastries requires a knife with a serrated edge. The Hammer Stahl 8" Bread knife uses the serrated edge to cut through the tough curst of the bread without flattening the delicate inside of the loaf or cake. This knife is also useful when cut fruits and vegetables that have a tough outer skin or rind.
Properly caring for your Hammer Stahl knives is incredibly important. One of the leading causes of kitchen accidents is cutting with a dull knife. To help keep your knives as sharp as possible while you are cutting, it is recommended that you only cut on bamboo, hardwood, or NSF-certified polymer cutting surface. Cutting on glass or marble will dull your knife blade considerably faster. It is also important that you do no try to cut through bone, as this will dull your knife as well. When you have finished cutting with your knife, wash it immediately in warm soapy water and dry thoroughly. Do not let your knife soak in the water. Never use any bleach based or citrus extract on your knives. These cleaners are too harsh for your knives. As mentioned before it is important to keep your knives sharp. This will greatly reduce your chance of having a accident in the kitchen. The recommended methods of sharpening are with a honing steel, handheld sharpener, ceramic honing wheel, whetstone, or sending it to the manufacturer for a factory edge. When storing your knives, it is crucial that you keep the blades same and from hitting each other. This can be done by storing them in a knife block, on a knife magnet, with blade guards, or in a sheath.
Hammer Stahl will warranty your cutlery be free from defects in material and workmanship. Any piece found to be defective will be repaired or replaced free of charge. This only applies to the original purchaser. If it is destroyed by flood, storm, earthquake, misuse, commercial application, neglect, accident, or alerted in any way that its performance is affected your cutlery will be replaced at half of the current retail price, plus shipping and handling (price is subject to change).