To maintain the sharpness of the knife to cut, each knife needs proper care and attention.
Only rinse the knife by hand (never in a dishwasher) and with a little mild detergent. Avoid harsh detergents or sponges to prevent damage to the surface.
After rinsing, dry the knife with a soft cloth and store it in a well-ventilated place (e.g. knife magnet or knife stand) to allow the knife to dry completely. If the knife is stored in a humid condition in an airtight place like in a knife cover for a long time, rust formation may occur.
High quality knives should never be cleaned in the dishwasher. The high temperatures of the washing program can permanently change the hardness of the steel and thus the cutting performance is reduced. Moreover, the dish washing salts can attack the steel and the Micarta handles will be damaged.
As a cutting pad, a wooden or plastic board is the best. Materials like glass or stone should not be used as a cutting pad as they will lead to faster wear and tear of the cutting edge.
Due to the hardness of the Yaxell knives, they keep their sharpness for much longer than conventional kitchen knives. Due to the high hardness of the steel it is also sensitive to extreme force. Avoid cutting frozen foods or bones and never use the knife as a tool to pry something up as this can cause damage.