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 1095 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.
Superb quality. Excellent factory edge. It's the same exact skinner that my grandpa had when I was young. Ontario Knife Works' website was easily navigated. They were super timely with their shipping. Not a single error on my order and it arrived exactly when it was promised!
I am constantly in search of the ultimate skinning knife and this one caught my eye. On receipt I was impressed by the heft and the quality of the handle. I really like resin impregnated cloth. The blade is OK, but the grind was bad. The edge is not centered on the blade. One hour with a extra rough diamond stone got me a 30 deg base blade I was able to turn into a usable edge with progressively less aggressive stones. The edge is still not centered on the blade, but this is mostly cosmetic for a skinning blade, Frankly at this price point I expected better.
If you're looking for a skinning knife, this is a good option, but you need to have the tools and time to tune it up your going to put it to work. It is not uncommon for mass produced knives to need a little tune, but this one took much more effort than normal.
I wish to have sheath for each of my knifes, so i can keep the edges from getting messed up. I have all of the Old Hickory kitchen knifes and some more. They are some of the best knifes l have every had.