The steel in the blades is old Sheffield tool steel, not your typical modern steel alloy or stainless steel so most importantly if left in a wet environment it will pick up surface rust. Not unlike an old Sabatier or current artisan chefs knives. So please wipe it down with a hot cloth or if necessary wash in soapy water and dry immediately. Apply a little cooking oil if not in regular use. You can choose the wood for your handle here but obviously as a natural product it will very from the piece in the image. I treat the handles with linseed oil, giving it a nice waterproof finish. It will benefit from a light re-application from time to time. Do not put your knife through the dishwasher as this will damage the handle and the blade. Your knife can be sharpened on a stone if you wish and it will hold a very sharp edge but I think the edge I have set is more than sharp enough for cheese.

The Appleby

In stock

Product code: Appleby
Named after the Appleby family from Shropshire, where Paul and Sarah Appleby are the current custodians. Their Cheshire Cheeses are a particular favourite here at Sytch Farm and they are recognised as one of the best Cheshire makers in the country.
Fantastic traditional cheesemakers and stalwarts of British craft.

These knives are made by Jon here at Sytch Farm Studios. Your knife will be made to order for you with your choice of wood for the handle so please expect up to 2 weeks for delivery. The last five images show the choice of wood for the handles, hover over the thumbnail images for name.

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