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Born from a family tradition spanning three generations in the North of Portugal, this kitchen knife will become the essential item of all your meals.
Because Portuguese cutlery is work-related, more focused on the functional aspects of everyday life, they are a good option for simple tasks like peeling vegetables or slicing the bread. Nevertheless, it's charming enough to accompany a cheese board or decorate a table!
Luz Editions takes this essential symbol of all Portuguese cuisine and personalizes it with names that define the atmosphere of a Portuguese table:
Wood handled kitchen knife (birch wood)Hand made in PortugalThe stainless steel blade is 12 cm
The origins of the traditional Portuguese knife date back centuries, when local artisans began making cutting tools for farmers and fishermen. These first knives were simple, but very functional, with a steel blade and a wooden handle.
Over time, the demand for knives of better quality and more refined design led to improved manufacturing techniques and the creation of more elaborate models. Today, the traditional Portuguese knife is recognised for its excellence and beauty, and is used for both everyday tasks and special occasions.
A good traditional Portuguese knife has several specific characteristics that guarantee its performance and longevity:
How to choose your traditional Portuguese knife?
To select the traditional Portuguese knife that suits you best, it is important to take into account several criteria:
To enjoy your traditional Portuguese knife for a long time, it is essential to maintain it correctly. Here are a few tips :
- Clean it regularly: after each use, wash the knife by hand with a little warm water and dishwashing liquid, then dry it immediately to prevent rust from forming.
- Sharpen the blade: use a whetstone, steel, or electric sharpener to keep the blade sharp and performing well. Regular sharpening also extends the life of the knife.
- Protect the blade: When you are not using the knife, store it in a protective sheath to prevent accidental contact with the blade and preserve its sharpness.
- Follow the manufacturer's recommendations: If your traditional Portuguese knife has a locking system, always handle it with care and follow the applicable instructions.
The traditional Portuguese knife, a daily ally.
The traditional Portuguese knife is a versatile and elegant kitchen utensil that demonstrates the country's artisanal know-how. Thanks to its careful design and quality materials, it accompanies you on a daily basis in your culinary preparations while bringing a touch of aesthetics to your table.
Don't hesitate to invest in a durable model to enjoy this masterpiece of Portuguese culinary art for a long time.
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