Frequently Asked Questions about Knives


What is the most commonly used knife?

The chef's knife was originally designed primarily to slice and disjoint large cuts of beef. Today it is the primary general utility knife for most western cooks and a very common kitchen knife. This broad heavy bladed knife makes light work of arduous chipping, mincing and dicing tasks. The other common knife in the kitchen is the utility and paring knives. A utility knife is a knife used for general or utility purposes. A paring knife is a small knife with a plain edge blade that is ideal for peeling and other small or intricate work.


Can I put my Knives in the Dishwasher?

For longevity of your products, we recommend washing your knives by hand under lukewarm water with a mild detergent and a non-scratch cloth or sponge to prevent premature wear caused by aggressive detergents.


What would happen if i insisted i used a dishwasher?

Knives should really never go in the dishwasher especially if they are caked on with food scraps and left for extended periods, it will surely cause surface decolorization from oxidation, it is not rust. This can be easily removed with a light creamed cleanser. If you insist on using a dishwasher, which we do not recommend, then do yourself a favour and at least rinse your items to remove caked-on food scraps left over, you will be shocked at the different results you will achieve! PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HARSH DISHWASHER CHEMICALS WILL LIGHTED THE BLACK OF THE HANDLES OVER TIME


What are the Knife Blocks Made From?

We only use environmentally friendly materials from special Plantations such as Bamboo or light coloured and medium density hardwood from the Para Rubber Tree, known as (Hevea Brasiliensis) which belongs to the Maple species of tree, and one of the most durable woods used in manufacturing. It is strong, flexible and because its pressurised immersion followed by kiln drying is highly resistant to fungus, bacteria and mould, unlike some other woods. Para Rubber Trees are fully sustainable and grown in special plantations, ensuring our natural forests are protected.


What are the knife handles made from?

The black handle materials in all of our knives are made of ABS, which stands for Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, is a common thermoplastic polymer. The material is very tough and resilient, has high impact strength, good chemical resistance, and is BPA Free, non-toxic, and taint free. ABS is free from heavy metal stabilisers such as lead which are often used in the processing of other plastics including Poloxymethylene plastics which is often used in cheaper branded knife handles.  


What is the difference between a low cost knife and one of higher cost?

This is a rather debatable question by many purchases of a knife set and just like anything in the world, there are a variety of ranges that determines price but value is the key. Just like in cars and many other things, Knives are no different. You can get a modest set of knives for a modest price, but you would not expect them to be made from the same quality materials as something that was more expensive. There can be a big line between price and quality, but for us at The Knife Store, we are looking for a fine line and giving our customers complete value for money. Its our commitment to professionalism and service


How do i register for my product Warranty?

Click the link HERE to go to the warranty register system