Messermeister Oliva Luxe chef's knife 9 inch (23 cm) is from luxurious Oliva Luxe kitchen knife collection by Messermeister. It is forged knife line series with well shaped golden-brown handle is made from Mediterranean olive wood and is not just one of the best looking, but also provides a secure ergonomic grip with perfect balance. The blade, bolster and tang are solid piece, hot-drop forged from a single billet of the finest German 1.4116 steel alloy and heat treated and cooled to achieve a Rockwell of 57-58. The 15° blade's sharpening angle creates very sharp cutting edge. Oliva Luxe are superior quality knives made in the Solingen, Germany - a city also known as City of Blades.
This knife is large Western chef’s knife (also called German chef's knife) has thick blade, there for it is heavier. Their blades usually have a gradual curve that lends itself to a rocking cutting motion. Both the weight and blade shape make a German or Western blade ideal for those more laborious tasks like rough chopping, dicing, and cutting harder, more dense vegetables. It has longer blade so it might need less moves back and forth when cutting, also it is easier when cutting larger foods like cabbage.
Care of the knife:
Only hand-wash with warm water and mild detergent, rinse and dry immediately after wash. Do not wash in a dishwasher, and do not expose to water or other liquids for a prolonged period. Avoid cleaners containing bleach or citrus extracts. Oil the wood handle as needed with food-safe mineral oil.
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