Caring for Pallarès Knives

All Pallarès knives and blades are made by hand in Solsona, Spain. The Pallarés family has been making their beautiful range of knives, scissors and garden tools since 1917.

 

In return for their high performance, the Pallarès carbon steel blades will need a little bit of love and care, as they will tend to oxidise if not well maintained.

All steel is made up of iron and carbon. Stainless steel also has chromium which reacts with the oxygen in the air to create a passive layer which protects the steel from corrosion. Carbon Steel does not contain chromium so does not develop that passive layer which protects it from corrosion. Therefore the moisture in the air, from food products plus washing and handling causes a patina to develop on the carbon steel blade. This is totally normal and is in no way a defect of the product.  

 

You can remove most of the patina on your Pallarès blades by using a mild scouring pad to rub gently with the grain of the blade. Wash and then dry immediately and lightly oil.
To avoid rusting, we recommend that carbon steel blades are kept well oiled. Do not soak your blades in water and never place them in the dishwasher. To clean your knives, wipe the blades with a damp cloth and dry immediately. To reduce the frequency of re-sharpening, we suggest using wooden chopping boards.

 

If you notice that rust has begun forming on your blades, we suggest using a scouring pad and an acid like vinegar and gently rub it on the affected area. Once the rust is removed, dry the blade. Finally re-sharpen and oil the blade to prevent future rusting.

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