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How to care for my new Tojiro knives?

Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:24 pm

I recently purchased the 3 pc. Tojiro gift set as a gift for a friend. To my great surprise, they brought tears to his eyes. (thanks for that)

Unfortunately, he's never had Japanese knives and isn't sure how to best care for them. (other than wash/dry after use) Inside the box lid was a couple pieces of paper about the knives...but what little bit I saw, they were printed in Japanese...which neither of us reads.
Do you have any "sage advice" that you can send me for him?

Thanks,

Neil

Re: How to care for my new Tojiro knives?

Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:26 pm

Hi Neil,

That's nice. I'm glad your friend liked them.

So here are a few don'ts:

Don't wash in dish washer
Don't cut frozen foods
Don't cut bones
Don't cut on glass or ceramic cutting boards
Don't use as a screw driver or can opener.....

That should cover most of it.

Re: How to care for my new Tojiro knives?

Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:57 pm

LOL! I loved the last "Don't" in the list... it might seem common sense, but I have seen tips broken from those same uses. Though I guess arguably a broken tip could make it a better screwdriver... ;)

The first one is not so apparent though. Unless it is a butter knife, a cheap plastic handled steak knife, or an extremely cheap serrated "chef's" knife (never buy those! lol), ALWAYS wash your knives by hand! The dish washer is no place for a big knife, even cheap ones. It is just too harsh on the blade and handle even if the knife is supposedly dish washer safe.
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