Trying to find quality kitchen knives that doesn't come wrapped in plastic had been a hard one for me but when I came across Verve Culture's range that are handmade in a small village in Thailand, I loved what they were about! With all members of the community working on each part of these traditional knives, you know you're getting quality that's made to last; made from stainless steel and Pradu wood and presented in a bamboo gift box. The lightweight, carbon steel Moon Knife (named for its round shape) allows for a longer cut. Its light, thin blade makes it ideal for preparing coconut, watermelon, hard-skinned fruits - and, all meat. CARBON STEEL KNIFE CARE Never put in the dishwasher Due to the nature of carbon steel, this knife will eventually form a patina. This is normal and can help prevent rust. To avoid rusting, dry thoroughly after hand washing in warm, soapy water. Do not put away until fully dry. Store away from humidity in the bamboo box provided SHARPENING AND MAINTENANCE Use Japanese Waterstones to sharpen your knife – never on a hot grinder or belt sander. Find a reputable sharpener experienced in knives. We recommend a protective layer of oil (olive, vegetable, canola) on the exposed carbon steel. Apply after washing and drying. Any rust should be removed immediately so it doesn’t spread. Use rust cleaner for light rust, or rust eraser/fine grit sandpaper for heavier rust.