The Old Hickory® now come in a beautiful block set. The block is composed of hardwood. It also comes with 5 Old Hickory knives: 3-1/4' Paring Knife, 4' Paring Knife, 6' Boning Knife, 8' Slicing Knife, 7' Butcher Knife.
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.
I purchased the knife block set for my wife as we have some Old Hickory knives from her grandfather that are at least 50 years of age. I wanted to mix the set of new knives with the old ones. Box arrived undamaged as did the box with the knife block. When i opened the knife block box, the block was crushed or broken on the backside.
Looks as if it was packaged that way. Would like a replacement if possible.