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.
This is such a versatile little knife! I use it for everything - cutting up potatoes and veggies, filleting fish, etc. It never leaves my butcher block. Carbon steel, walnut handle, American made!
Great Little Sharp Knife. We are using them in a Cutco Wooden Knife Block as Steak Knives.
I bought it about 1996 in Austin, Tex., back in Munich I polish it with e.g. Chromo-rapid. It gives it a nice shine . I use a sharpening steel also.
You can't beat carbon steel. I also use a Carbon Robert Herder, Solingen.
Best knives ever! Have one from 40yrs ago still going strong. Great gifts! Comes sharpened, just keep it clean and it will last forever!
750-4" Paring Knife