The Hammer Stahl 4.5" Utility Knife is best used for miscellaneous cutting tasks in the kitchen. This mid range size blade is perfect when you are cutting medium sized food items. The utility knife is also referred to as the sandwich because it is said that it can cut all the items that would be placed on a sandwich
Making up the blade of the 4.5" utility knife is X50CrMo V15 German-steel. This high quality steel is forged and tempered precisely to get the ideal strength and durability. Attached to the full tang of the knife are two wooden inlays on the top and bottom of the ergonomic handle.
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).