Description (longer than summary, up to 2500 characters): The Messermeister Oliva Luxe santoku knife is a beautiful and highly functional kitchen tool. Santoku knives are known for their versatility, as they are well-suited for slicing, dicing, and mincing. This 6.5-inch knife features a German 1.4116 stainless carbon alloy blade that is both tough and durable, holding its edge retention and easy to re-sharpen. The blade is one-piece, hot-drop hammer forged, which produces the strongest blade from heel to tip. This knife line has been heat treated and cooled to achieve a Rockwell of 57-58, making it highly resistant to stains and corrosion. The three-step, 15° Elite edge is hand stropped on a cloth wheel, creating the sharpest possible cutting surface on an edged tool. The bolsterless heel simplifies all cutting, sharpening, and honing tasks, making use of the entire blade from heel to tip. The beautiful handle is made from Mediterranean olive wood, adding a touch of elegance to this highly functional kitchen tool. This knife is handcrafted in the historic cutlery capital of Solingen, Germany, ensuring its quality and durability.
When it comes to care, it is recommended to hand-wash the knife with warm water and a mild detergent, rinse and dry it immediately, and avoid using cleaners containing bleach or citrus extracts. You can oil the wood handle as needed with food-safe mineral oil.