After each use the knife must be cleaned. For cleaning it, use only clean water. Hold the knife with its blade down with 60 degrees. After cleaning it, dry it with a kitchen utensil or absorbent cloth. We recommend oiling movable knife parts with clove oil, possibly WD-40 oil consequently, the oil for guns or any other oil for machines. Never disengage the knife, neither when cleaning. The damascus knife Pteryx L2 blade is forged from two carbon tool steel types that might corrode on surface if wrongly treated. Just after being touched with aggressive material like blood, meat, sea water etc. it is necessary to wash it thoroughly by warm water (never use detergents) and consequently it must be covered with oil of cloves protection film. In lack of it, you can use clove oil, WD-40 or gun oil. This creates a protection layer and you do not have to worry of any further corrosion.
MANIPULATION WITH A KNIFE
Although the knife is extremely resistant to exterior environment, the following acts are not suited for it and they might cause its damages.
• Cutting hard materials with its blade
• Hitting objects with its handle
• Chemicals, chemical cleaning materials
• Throwing the knife
Pteryx L2 is perfectly sharpened. After some time, it has to be sharpened as any other blades. Only a Professional is allowed to sharpen the Pteryx L2.