Each Nesmuk product is manufactured with the utmost care and precision and is tested several times during the elaborate manufacturing process before it leaves the factory. The elaborate craftsmanship of the finest materials does not serve an end in itself, but is the necessary consequence of the uncompromising demand for quality, attention to detail and functionality. We wish you lots of pleasure with your new Nesmuk knife - if you observe the following instructions for proper handling, this pleasure can last for decades. By the way, all care instructions are printed again with every Nesmuk knife and wooden board.

Handling

With their blade geometry and extreme sharpness, Nesmuk knives are designed for so-called pressure cutting; the often common sawing movements are not required. We like to recommend "silent cutting", the thin blades are not suitable for hammering, chopping and knocking. This also protects the cutting edge and increases the service life of the knife. Avoid contact of the cutting edge with bones and frozen food.

Cutting Boards

Hard surfaces such as glass, granite or marble are very unsuitable and can quickly make a knife dull. Optimal cutting underlays are made of wood, in particular the forehead wood of southern German oak: This protects the finely ground blades, as you always cut into a bundle of fibres from above instead of cutting wood fibres. Thanks to the high content of natural tannic acid, oak wood is naturally antibacterial and meets high hygienic requirements.

cleaning

Good knives never belong in the dishwasher; chemicals and salts attack the steel and cause chemical blunting. Nesmuk knives are best cleaned by hand with warm water; if necessary, detergents and a soft cloth can also be used. The knife should not be left in the water, especially with wooden handles, and should be dried immediately after cleaning.

Storage

Nesmuk knives should be stored in such a way that the blades cannot strike each other or come into contact with other hard objects. It is recommended to store the blades on a magnetic male connector or on a knife block. For storage in the kitchen drawer, the original box or a suitable leather sheath is recommended, whereby the knife should always be well dried.

Pflege Nesmuk SOUL

The blades are made of stainless niobium steel. In case of prolonged exposure to acidic food, a shadow may form on the blade. This is harmless to health and can be removed with a plaster stone, for example. To avoid this, clean and dry your SOUL knife immediately after use.

Pflege Nesmuk JANUS

The blades are made of stainless niobium steel. The black DLC (Diamond-like carbon) coating is an extremely hard amorphous carbon layer, only a few micrometers thick, which protects the blade from tarnishing. No special care is required. The cutting edge of all Nesmuk knives is of course always uncoated, so that it is recommended that the Nesmuk strops are kept clean.

Care of Nesmuk EXKLUSIV

Hand-forged damask knives usually require extensive care in order not to rust. All Nesmuk EXCLUSIVE knives are finished with the exclusive NPC coating (Nesmuk Protective Coating). NPC is a silicon layer only a few micrometers thick, which is applied using microwave-generated plasmas and permanently preserves the blade. No special care is required. The cutting edge of all Nesmuk knives is of course always uncoated, so that it is recommended that the Nesmuk strops are kept clean.

Handles

The wooden handles are best maintained through regular use. The handle cannot dry out as a result of hand grease and washing and over the years it has a warm silky shiny surface. Hardwoods with a high oil content do not require any special care. In the case of woods without a high fat content, an occasional treatment with e.g. camellia or tung oil is advantageous. Handles made of the plastics Juma, Micarta and piano lacquer do not require any special care. Handles made of silver and precious stones can be cleaned and polished occasionally if necessary. The clamps of all kitchen knives are made of stainless steel and require no special care.

Sharpening

The steels exclusively processed by Nesmuk guarantee extreme and long-lasting sharpness. To maintain and maintain this sharpness, we recommend the use of the Nesmuk stroking belt - it is very easy to use and lasts a maximum of two minutes. This ensures that the blade is kept sharp and permanently sharp when used regularly. As a special service, we offer registered Nesmuk customers the opportunity to have their knife sharpened free of charge - all information on using this service can be found here.

Boards

In order to preserve the beauty and utility of your Nesmuk board for as long as possible, you should never clean it in the dishwasher but only by hand. The board should not be left in the water. After cleaning, the board should be dried well and stored in an airy and dry place. Wood is a natural, living material. Contact with water may cause the Nesmuk board to warp slightly. This should decrease after complete drying. However, slight warping does not reduce the quality. The tannic acid in oak wood can cause discolouration in the wood after prolonged contact with non-rust free metals. This is completely harmless from a food hygiene point of view. Nesmuk Care Wax Oil is recommended for the care of all Nesmuk boards. Made from pure vegetable oils, valuable natural resins and finest beeswax, it reduces the absorbency and solidifies the wood surface. Rough areas can be smoothed before oiling with the enclosed abrasive fleece or the rough side of a rinsing sponge.