The Oliva Elité knife collection by Messermeister boasts an exquisite natural, Italian olive wood handle attached to a hammer forged blade. The highly figured, beautiful golden-brown handle provides a secure ergonomic grip with an unsurpassed balance. The Elité knife collections feature a blade, bolster and tang that are one-piece, hot-drop hammer forged from a single billet of the finest German steel alloy. Oliva Elité knives are handcrafted one at a time, using the same techniques that have been the hallmark of fine German made cutlery for hundreds of years. Oliva Elité knives are of heirloom quality and simply one of the best original forged wood handled knives.
Keep your blades in tip-top condition by maintaining a razor-sharp edge with the Messermeister Oliva Elité 10" Fine Grit Steel. This German-made version is crafted from stainless steel attached to a highly figured Italian olive wood handle. The fine grit steel works great on both Messermeister Elité and Japanese knife lines by restoring the knife’s edge, smoothing and re-aligning it to maintain an enduring sharpness. We do not recommend using this steel on serrated or scalloped blades.
Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately.
Do not place in dishwasher.
Avoid cleaners containing bleach or citrus extracts.
Oil the wood handle as needed with food-safe mineral oil.