Oliva Elité Olive Wood Handled Knives
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Heritage and hand-forged.
Messermeister has been making knives in the German tradition for over 30 years, and remains one of the only companies to finish their blades using the ages-old hot-drop, hand-hammered technique. Each knife is high-quality, heritage, and handmade.
One touch of these smooth Italian olive wood handles, and you won’t want to put them down. With an ergonomic and supremely comfortable grip, your least favorite kitchen tasks (chopping herbs? slicing onions?) become a joy. Each knife is handcrafted one at a time, using the hot-drop technique (think medieval blacksmith pulling a blade out of a fire and then hammering it to a razor-thin edge). The heirloom quality knives are made from German steel alloy and are the product of Messermeister’s study and respect of the craft of cutlery.
Magnetic knife block sold separately. Messermeister knives are hand sharpened and pull through sharpeners are not recommended.
Photography by Bobbi Lin and Rocky Luten
Details & Materials -
Stainless steel blades with olive wood handles.
Paring knife: 8" L (3.5" blade); Steak knife: 9.25" L (4.5" blade); Utility knife: 10.75" L (6" L); Santoku knife: 12.75" L (7" blade); Chef's knife: 14" L (8" blade); Bread knife: 14.25" L (9" blade); Sharpening steel: 15.25" L (10" steel)
Care & Notes -
Wash knife blades in warm soapy water, dry immediately and store. To clean sharpening steel, wipe with a wet towel. Messermeister knives are hand sharpened and pull through sharpeners are not recommended.
Meet the Maker
Messermeister (loosely translated to “knife master” in German) remains one of the few companies in the world to produce hammer-forged knives the traditional way, and they’ve been doing so for over three decades. Founder Bernd Dressler (whose family had emigrated to Australia and then the United States from Germany) combined his respect and interest in high-quality cutlery with a desire to reconnect with his countrymen by collaborating with and learning from a 3rd generation knife making family in Germany.View Full Profile
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