The Messermeister Oliva Luxe 3.5" Paring Knife is a must-have kitchen tool for any home cook or professional chef. Its compact blade and molded handle make it perfect for precision tasks, such as trimming, peeling, and slicing produce. The blade is made from German 1.4116 stainless carbon alloy, which resists stains and corrosion, and is tough and durable, making it an ideal choice for everyday use. The blade is also easy to re-sharpen to a razor-like edge, making it an excellent investment for the long term.
The knife is one-piece, hot-drop hammer forged, which produces the strongest blade from heel to tip. The blades are heat treated and cooled to achieve a Rockwell of 57-58, ensuring exceptional hardness and longevity. The three-step, 15° Elite edge is hand stropped on a cloth wheel, creating the sharpest possible cutting surface. Additionally, the bolsterless heel simplifies all cutting, sharpening and honing tasks, making use of the entire blade from heel to tip.
This paring knife is handcrafted in Solingen, Germany, the historic cutlery capital, and is a testament to the brand's commitment to quality and craftsmanship. The knife features a molded handle made from highly figured, golden natural olive wood, which is both beautiful and comfortable to hold.
To keep this knife in top condition, it is recommended to hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent, and to rinse and dry immediately. Avoid placing in the dishwasher, and avoid cleaners containing bleach or citrus extracts. To keep the wood handle in good condition, oil it with food-safe mineral oil as needed.