The damask steel chef's knife is made from "wilde damask". The handle of the damask steel chef's knife is made from extremely hard, up to 1500 years old desert iron wood.
The damask steel, which is used for the production of the damask steel chef's knife, is composed by two types of steel, which are connected under highest temperatures: One is a high-alloyed tool steel (Nr. 1.2842), which is hard but brash and the other is a viscous, hard nickel steel, which has 5-6 % content of nickel (soft and flexible). The two steels are alternatively joined to more than 300 layers. The result of this mix is a hard but still elastic steel. The shape of a blade is forged in a swage by a two tons drop hammer from one piece of this special steel. 50 other working steps need to be completed at the manufacture Güde to finish the damask steel chef's knife.
The beautiful grain of the blade of the damask slicing knife is accentuated thanks to a special etching procedure.
We recommend cleaning the damask steel chef's knife by hand and lubricating it afterwards with acid-free oil.
The damask steel chef's knife is not rustproof and not dishwasher safe.