If you want your knife to last, you need to look after it properly. This involves more than just maintaining the blade.
It’s important to look after wooden handles to prevent problems like deterioration, mould and cracks.
1) Clean the handle with warm water to remove any muck.
2) Dry the handle carefully.
Leave it to air-dry completely so the moisture can evaporate from the wood.
3) The third and final step is key to protecting the wood and keeping it in good condition.
Use a dry cloth to apply some nourishing linseed oil to the handle. Leave it to dry for a few hours before using your knife again.
*For padauk wood handles, we recommend limiting exposure to UV. Light can affect this wood’s condition and make it go pale.
Coloured wood handles
Cleaning the inside of your handle