K1 Pairing Knife
This versatile knife is one of the K Series of chefs’ knives from Windmühle. With a finely ground and narrow carbon (non-stainless) blade, balanced by an extended plum wood handle, it will cut and slice through everything but the heaviest of kitchen tasks. Very sharp and light, it is particularly suited to paring, coring, filleting on a small scale and anything that requires precision.
The carbon steel blade will easily discolour, particularly when it is used for acidic foods. This will not affect its cutting ability in the slightest.
Always rinse and wipe the blade dry before storing it and, torestore its lustre, you can use a metal polish such as the one in the in the knife care kit.
The handle is made from plum wood with aluminum rivets.
The carbon steel blade is 90mm long and the overall knife length is 205mm
Caring for your handmade knives
A good knife is an investment that will bring lasting pleasure as well as continuing to do its job with ease, day after day and year after year. Just take good care of it by doing the following.
Wash the knife blade immediately after use with warm soapy water and a soft sponge. The handle seldom needs washing but, when it does, just rinse and wipe it, using nothing harsh or abrasive. Dry the knife straight away and store it carefully.
Carbon steel (which is not stainless) can be attacked by food acids and it will quickly darken and become blotched. This does not affect its sharpness or effectiveness at all but it is a good idea to clean the blade occasionally with a metal cleaner.
Sharpen your knives regularly, preferably every time you use them.
Always chop onto a forgiving surface such as wood (or plastic, if your hygiene practice dictates). Do not use your kitchen knives on glass or granite worktops or cut directly onto crockery such as a plate.
Use your knife only for the purpose it is intended for. Don't grab it to open a parcel or a pot of paint, dig a burnt offering from the toaster, scrape the roasting pan etc. and never try to chop or slice frozen food with a kitchen knife.