Knife Care

Cleaning & Normal Use

  • Use a wooden chopping board, over a plastic one.
  • Hand wash your knife in warm soapy water and dry thoroughly.
  • Never put your Svord knife in the dishwasher.
  • Lay the blade flat on a chopping board and use a Scotch-Brite scouring pad to gently clean away any surface rust that develops.
  • Oil the blade with a small amount of olive, vegetable or mineral oil occasionally to build a protective layer against rust.


  • Store in the protective cover supplied with your Svord knife.
  • Store in a knife block or magnetic wall strip.


  • We recommend the use of a diamond sharpener or oilstone occasionally.
  • Never use a pull through knife sharpener - this will destroy the cutting edge.
  • Test the sharpness of your Svord knife by slicing through a sheet of paper - a sharp blade will not catch or rip the paper.

Guide to Knife Sharpening