First introduced in 1924, the Old Hickory® knives are the most venerable product line still in active production. The Old Hickory® knives feature a hardwood handle secured with brass compression rivets to 1075 carbon steel blades that are both very sharp and capable of retaining an edge better than most stainless knives. Proudly manufactured with artisan processes for over 90 years, Old Hickory® has stood the test of time and is proven to be the best carbon steel kitchen cutlery sold today.
USE & CARE
Please note that the Old Hickory knives are made with carbon steel. We have been making Old Hickory since the early 1900's. Carbon steel knives require extra care to prevent rusting and oxidation of the surface. Old Hickory should not be placed in a dishwasher or allowed to soak in a sink. We recommend cleaning the blade with a damp sponge or cloth and dry thoroughly. Some people go a step further and apply a light coating of vegetable oil to the blades surface. If your blade shows signs of rust, use some steel wool to remove it and then apply some oil to the blade. To keep the blade razor sharp, use a honing steel, sometimes referred to as sharpening steel, or sharpening stick. After years of use, the steel blade will develop a patina, a darkening which is desirable and an indication of its age. Old Hickory knives are durable and affordable, but do require special care.
Excellent knife. Very high quality steel. Reminds of the knives my grandfather had as professional butcher.
I purchased an 8" slicing knife at the same time as a 6" boning knife. The slicing knife is a good length, a decent weight and the handle feels good--not too large or small, and natural in the palm. The initial blade edge was not great, but a quick pass with a steel brought it out nicely. My chief complaint about the knife is that the handle (made from two pieces of wood, riveted through the tang) looks as though one half was sanded/sealed and the other half was not. Where one side is smooth and dark, the other side is rough and noticeably lighter in color. It doesn't affect the function, but it is very noticeable. For comparison, the boning knife received in the same order has a properly sealed handle. I did reach out to customer service to find out what I can use to properly seal the wood, and received no response.
I didn’t pay close attention to the blade length so when this 8” beast arrived I realized I underestimated its potential for $20. Great knife for the money. If you don’t like it then open your wallet much wider and get one of those custom jobs.
Still awaiting delivery
How to order this knife.. from Philippines here..