The Hammer Stahl 5.5 Santoku knife is best know for its versatility for small and medium jobs. This is a general use blade that features a row of hallow grounds near the edge of the blade. These pockets allow fat and juices to fill in them, allowing food to fall away from the blade after its cut. This knife can be used to chop, mince, dice, cut,
For a strong durable blade, the Hammer Stahl 5.5 Santoku knife is forged and tempered out of
X50CrMo V15 German-steel. Steel flows throughout the knife for a elegant looking knife. On the top and bottom of the knife is a wooden inlay.
Properly caring for your Hammer Stahl knives is incredibly important. One of the leading causes of kitchen accidents is cutting with a dull knife. To help keep your knives as sharp as possible while you are cutting, it is recommended that you only cut on bamboo, hardwood, or NSF-certified polymer cutting surface. Cutting on glass or marble will dull your knife blade considerably faster. It is also important that you do no try to cut through bone, as this will dull your knife as well. When you have finished cutting with your knife, wash it immediately in warm soapy water and dry thoroughly. Do not let your knife soak in the water. Never use any bleach based or citrus extract on your knives. These cleaners are too harsh for your knives. As mentioned before it is important to keep your knives sharp. This will greatly reduce your chance of having a accident in the kitchen. The recommended methods of sharpening are with a honing steel, handheld sharpener, ceramic honing wheel, whetstone, or sending it to the manufacturer for a factory edge. When storing your knives, it is crucial that you keep the blades same and from hitting each other. This can be done by storing them in a knife block, on a knife magnet, with blade guards, or in a sheath.
Hammer Stahl will warranty your cutlery be free from defects in material and workmanship. Any piece found to be defective will be repaired or replaced free of charge. This only applies to the original purchaser. If it is destroyed by flood, storm, earthquake, misuse, commercial application, neglect, accident, or alerted in any way that its performance is affected your cutlery will be replaced at half of the current retail price, plus shipping and handling (price is subject to change).