F&Q

What is different about Scharf Messer knives?

Our knives are hand crafted with precision and passion, using the finest materials and techniques to ensure exceptional performance and durability. We stay at the forefront of culinary innovation, constantly refining our designs to meet the evolving needs of chefs and cooking enthusiasts. Our knives are hand crafted by our Vietnamese family business partner with years of experience in making blades and knives. With Scharf Messer, you're not just buying a knife – you're investing in quality, reliability, and culinary excellence that will enhance your cooking endeavors for years to come.

What is a Cleaver?

It is a large, rather rectangular knife. It is used to cut soft bones, hard muscles and tough meat. It is also very good for chopping vegetables and herbs. The blade is wide and heavy, so you can make a super strong and precise cut. Oh, and with the flat side of the blade you can chop garlic, ginger and nuts. 

What is a carbon steel knife?

Carbon steel knives are knives that are known for their excellent sharpness, edge retention and ease of sharpening. Unlike stainless steel, carbon steel contains a higher carbon content, which contributes to its exceptional hardness and ability to maintain a razor-sharp edge. This makes carbon steel knives the preferred choice for professional chefs and cooking enthusiasts who expect precision and reliability in their kitchen tools.

Is carbon steel a good material for knives?

Yes, of course! Carbon steel knives are revered for their exceptional sharpness, edge retention and ease of sharpening. Unlike stainless steel, carbon steel blades can be sharpened to a finer edge, making them ideal for precision cutting tasks. Carbon steel knives are highly regarded for their exceptional performance and versatility. Due to their higher carbon content compared to stainless steel, carbon steel knives have greater sharpness and edge retention. This makes carbon steel knives particularly suitable for precise cutting work such as slicing vegetables, filleting fish or carving meat. Carbon steel knives are also relatively easy to sharpen, allowing the user to maintain a razor-sharp edge with minimal effort.

Can carbon steel knives rust?

Carbon steel knives are susceptible to rust if not properly cared for, but they can be easily maintained by regular cleaning and drying. To prevent rusting, simply wash your carbon steel knife by hand and dry it thoroughly after each use. Applying a thin layer of oil to the blade can also help to protect it from corrosion and maintain its pristine appearance.