Keep it Clean
All of our wood handles benefit from being kept as clean and dry as possible. Exposure to soaking or prolonged wet environments may cause the wood to split or warp.
Our stainless steel folding knives, including the Slim Line fillet knives, pruning knives and oyster knife, can be washed in warm running water with mild dishwashing soap. Towel dry or air dry.
The classic carbon steel folding knives want a bit more TLC than stainless blades to keep them free of stains and corrosion. After using your knife in wet conditions or to cut food, clean it with a damp cloth and use a touch of mild dishwashing soap only if necessary. Dry the blade with a soft, absorbent cloth and give it a thin coat of any food-grade oil to protect it from humidity.
After cleaning, all of our folding knives should be dried in the open position until they’re fully free of moisture.
Opinel kitchen knives with polymer handles can be tossed in the dishwasher for super easy cleaning. Our wood-handled knives are best hand washed and dried promptly with an absorbent cloth to keep the wood handles in the best condition.