Made according to centuries-old Japanese traditions and completely hand-forged, each Forged knife is equally unique in appearance and size. Because of the special way of manufacturing it is advisable to use and maintain the knives in the right way. We have listed a number of user and maintenance tips for you, so you can enjoy your unique Forged knife as long as possible!


Here’s how to take the best care of your Forged knife:

  • Forged knives are not dishwasher safe. Clean the knife with warm water and a small amount of mild detergent. Dry it carefully immediately before storing it.
  • Clean and dry the knife immediately after each use. If the knife remains in contact with liquids or other substances for too long, rust spots may develop.
  • Clean the knife before using it for the first time. The knives may flake slightly during the first use, due to the protective layer on the steel. This is normal and will disappear after a few uses.


  • If you are not using a knife for a longer period of time, it is advisable to grease it lightly with e.g. ballistol or peanut oil. Preferably do not use olive oil, this becomes sticky and can smell.
  • A wooden handle can be rubbed with oil if it becomes dry. Use the same type that is used to maintain wooden serving and cutting boards, such as almond or grapeseed oil. Again, it is best not to use olive oil.
  • Cast iron products (such as the flambadou and the serving pan) should be greased after use to prevent grease after use to prevent rust.


    • The knives are to be used only for cutting vegetables, meat, fish and bread.
    • Do not use the knives for bones or frozen food.
    • Preferably use a wooden or plastic cutting board to prevent the blade from being damaged and to ensure that the knife stays sharp longer.

Sharpening and maintenance

  • The knives can be maintained with the accompanying sharpening steel from Forged. It has been specially designed for this purpose and offers a high quality sharpening steel that is oval in shape and has a diamond coating.
  • Depending on the use of the knives we recommend that you have them sharpened e.g. 1 or 2 times a year by a professional sharpened by a professional knife sharpener.