Frequently asked questions
Where are the knives made?
Our forge is in far Southern China, where every knife is handcrafted by the Zheng family and checked for quality. Alex, the head of the forge and third generation knife maker is from a small fishing village about 8 hours south of Hong Kong. Read more about it here.
When will my knife ship and how long will it take?
Shipping varies for the location. We pack and fulfill orders Monday to Friday. All orders placed before 12pm PST ship same day!
What materials do you use?
We source our steel from Japan, using the Takefu Japanese VG10 Steel which is layered with nickle and softer coating steel for the best edge retention and durability. The handles feature rosewood and ox horn which is sustainably sourced locally to the forge. Ox horn shed naturally from oxen and offer far superior durability than plastic. Rosewood, along with looking great, holds its shape well. Where a plastic ferrule will loosen over time, Ox Horn stays snug to the handle for many many years. The signature pine boxes are all toasted and hand signed at the forge.
How long with my knife last?
With proper care and maintenance a Forge To Table knife will last you hundreds of fantastic meals.
Can I put it in the dishwasher?
Will it make me a better cook?
Is it left or right handed?
How should I store my knife?
Store in the original box or in a cushioned knife drawer/box. Storing loose in a drawer could lead to injury or dulling of the blade.
Is there anything I can't cut with my knife?
How often should I sharpen my knife?
How should I clean my knife?
Wash your knife before first use. They come fresh from the forge with mineral oil on them. After every use, hand wash in warm soapy water and dry immediately.
What is the return policy? How long is the warranty?
We stand behind our knives, you have 30 days to return or exchange your knife to make sure you are satisfied.
What about the warranty?
We ensure all our knives are made and finished with great care. If you expereince any issues with your knife from a mistake during the forge or finishing process, or any issues stemming from the forge or finishing processing during normal use, we replace or repair the knife.