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Joined: 2016-01-25 23:37
wooden handle

Hello all,


I was given a nice knife as a gift for running the kitchen. For some reason I dislike it although it is far more superior then my 8" Henkle chef knife that I have always used. They got me a Miyabi SG2 chefs knife. I am reluctent to move at any speed for fear that I will miscut something. I really hate to not use it since it was a gift and not using it would be unappreciated. My question is, Does the wood handle always get so slippery when any oil or grease touches it? 

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Chris Klindt
Joined: 2015-12-21 04:11

Hi elkdom,

My opinion is that you have a hard question to answer, it depends on the wood and the applied finish on the wood. 

If you have the Cocobolo, Rosewood, Pakkawood handle, I would guess that the wood was sanded and buffed and no finish was applied at the factory. All 3 woods are very high in natural oil so it is hard to get a top coat finish to stick for very long without removing the surface oil. You might try a paste floor wax on the handle and see if that helps.

I have several Birchwood handle knives and find them to be about the same feel as my Wusthof Forged Classic and Henckels knives.

Sorry that I wasn't more helpful.

elkdom's picture
Joined: 2016-01-25 23:37



Yes it is the Cocobolo Rosewood Pakkawood handle. I will try the paste wax and see if it helps with it becoming so slippery. Thanks for that idea. It is a great knife. I am thinking of using it only for the carving station set up since the knife is so stunning especially under the heat lamps. I will use my other knifes for prep. 

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