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Frequently Asked Questions

Can stainless steel knives be dishwashered and is stainless steel 100% rust proof?

A. Contrary to popular opinion, stainless steel is not actually 100% rust proof. Chromium is added to steel to increase its resistance to oxidization ( rust ) however environmental factors can lead the stainless steel to rust.
These factors are namely salt ( the main ingredient in dishwasher detergents ) which is highly corrosive and fruit acids. If stainless steel comes into contact with these substances then you are advised to wash and dry your knife as soon as possible after use.
This is why we recommend that knives are not left in the dishwasher over night or for long periods, as the humidity levels coupled with the salts ,will spot rust any knife over a period of time.Knives should also not be left to dry naturally over night .Knives should always be washed under running water and hand dried with a towel and put away soon after use. This will guarantee that a stainless steel knife will never ever rust.

For more info on stainless steel, search for "stainless steel" in Wikipedia.

Q. How do sharpening steels work?

A. Sharpening steels work by straightening out all the microscopic dinks and nicks on the cutting edge of a knife. 
However, steels are not guaranteed to resharpen any knife all the time.
The effectiveness of a steel depends on technique used ( many tutorials are available to view on youtube ) and the thinness and quality of the steel of any particular knife.
If a knife is correctly sharpened on a steel and still does not have a sharp cutting edge then it is almost definitely time to have your knives professionally reground.This regrinding thins down the cutting edge of a knife transforming the edge from a U shape to a V shape.This enables your sharpening steel to be effective once again.

Q. Diamond steels and how best to use and maintain them.

Diamond steels work in a slightly different way to conventional oval steels , in as such as they are coated with a fine grain of man made industrial diamond dust particles  very similar to fine sand paper. Diamond steels mark with use. This is normal. The abrasiveness of a diamond steel becomes smoother also with use. This again is normal.Diamond steels should be kept dry at all times and never oiled or washed.Only the flat sides of a diamond steel should be used for sharpening a knife, never the edges.
Q. How long does a diamond steel last?
This depends on frequency of use, technique used and condition ( thickness of cutting edge ) of knives being sharpened.
Providing all of the above are optimal, domestic use should ensure a life of at least 5 to 10 years. Commercial use much shorter.
As the diamond steel ages, it does take longer to sharpen a knife. This is true of all types of steel.
There are many tutorials on how to use steels on youtube.

Q. You say your knives are hand sharpened before they are shipped to me.
    What does this mean exactly and what is the process involved?

A. Knives are edge sharpened by hand and tested prior to dispatch to add an extra sharp edge over the normal factory edge.
The Knife Company UK on the other hand have an expert team, with decades of experience and expertise, ready to sharpen each knife by hand until razor sharp before shipping it to you. 
We thin down the cutting edge of the knife and administer a 2mm wide bevel, priming it for long, extended use and ensuring that it stays sharp much longer than a "factory" edge would. 
We do this free of charge.
This is the service that we provide to the UK catering industry week in week out. Now we are extending it to you.

We are the only knife retailer in the UK that does this.

Why? Because we have two sides to our business. Knife sharpening and knife sales. We have combined them both to offer you a truly unique product.

Q. When my knife eventually blunts how do i re sharpen it?

A. Good point. All knives no matter how expensive blunt eventually.
It's simple physics.
You can post the knives to us and we will gladly re sharpen them for you.
Please visit our website for full details of this service -
This saves you money having to buy new knives as well.

The Knife Company UK - Details

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    About The Knife Company UK

    We are the only knife retailer in the UK that professionally sharpen your knives prior to dispatch - ensuring they arrive to your door razor sharp every time!

    The Knife  Company UK are the market leaders in knife sharpening and sales to the UK food service industry. 
    Now we offer our professional range of products to domestic customers with super low costs and long lasting commercial grade quality.

    Our Dolomiten Inox© knives are purchased factory direct, ensuring you receive the absolute lowest price for a truly amazing product.

    Now you can purchase knives and equipment used by the UK’s top chefs and food chains in your own kitchen! Sharpened by professionals that service the catering trade!

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    The Knife Company UK Delivery Rates

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    Delivery rates for all products (excluding Books, Music, Video and DVD)
    UK/GB excluding BF address StreetETA3 - 5 days
     per Item£0.00
     per Weight (kgs)£2.00
     per Shipment£2.50
    UK - Mainland Street PO BoxETA3 - 5 days
     per Item£0.00
     per Weight (kgs)£2.00
     per Shipment£2.50
    Europe Zone 1ETA3 - 7 days
     per Item£0.00
     per Weight (kgs)£8.00
     per Shipment£10.00
    Europe Zone 2ETA3 - 7 days
     per Item£0.00
     per Weight (kgs)£9.00
     per Shipment£10.00
    Europe Zone 3ETA8 - 12 days
     per Item£0.00
     per Weight (kgs)£10.00
     per Shipment£12.00
    North AmericaETA6 - 10 days
     per Item£0.00
     per Weight (kgs)£21.50
     per Shipment£10.00
    JapanETA6 - 10 days
     per Item£0.00
     per Weight (kgs)£25.00
     per Shipment£10.00
    Australia and Far East AsiaETA8 - 12 days
     per Item£0.00
     per Weight (kgs)£25.00
     per Shipment£10.00

    * Delivery Rates for Books, Music, Video and DVD
    3 - 12 days
    Express Delivery - UK
    24 hours
    European Union
    5 - 12 days
    US (include US Protectorates) and Canada
    5 - 12 days
    Rest of World
    7 - 35 days
    Books £2.80 £8.98 £4.02 £6.94 £7.00
    CDs £1.26 £8.98 £1.82 £3.08 £3.58
    Videos £2.80 £8.98 £4.02 £4.94 £5.94
    DVD £1.26 £8.98 £1.82 £3.08 £3.58

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    Region Key
    UK Street England,Wales,Scotland,Northern Ireland,Channel Islands and Isle of Man,excluding BFPO and PO Boxes.
    UK Off-Mainland *DISABLED* This ship option has been DISABLED and is no longer available to customers for new orders. Previous jurisdiction has been incorporated into 'UK Street'.
    UK P.O Box P.O Boxes in England,Wales,Scotland,Northern Ireland,Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
    BFPO English Forces Post Office
    Europe Zone 1 Belgium,Denmark,mainland France,Germany,Republic of Ireland,Luxembourg,Monaco,Netherlands
    Europe Zone 2 Greece,Italy,Portugal,Spain
    Europe Zone 3 Albania,Andorra,Armenia,Austria,Belarus,Bosnia & Herzegovina,Bulgaria, Cape Verde,Croatia (Hrvatska),Cyprus,Czech Republic,Estonia,Faroe Islands, Finland,Georgia,Gibraltar,Greenland,Hungary,Iceland,Latvia,Liechtenstein, Lithuania,Macedonia,Malta,Moldova,Norway,Poland,Romania,Russian, Federation,S Georgia& S Sand Is,San Marino,Slovak Republic,Slovenia, Sweden,Switzerland,Turkey,Ukraine,USSR (former),Vatican City State.
    Australia and Far East Asia Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Isls, Cook Islands, East Timor, Fiji,French Polynesia, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea,Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis & Futuna Isls.
    North America Canada,United States.
    Japan Japan
    Rest of World Rest of the World.

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    The Knife Company UK Dispatch Policies

    UK standard shipping by Royal Mail second class dispatched within 2 working days as we sharpen your knives by hand individually prior to dispatch.
    Multiple items,over 45cm long  or over 1kg items sent by Myhermes couriers.
    International shipping via Parcelforce Global Priority tracked or Royal Mail track and trace.

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    The Knife Company UK Tax Information

    Prices are displayed inclusive of any applicable VAT.
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