Messermeister's Oliva Elité boasts an exquisite natural, Italian olive wood handle in the popular forged Elité knife lines series. The beautiful golden brown handle provides a secure ergonomic grip with an unsurpassed balance. The blade, bolster and tang are one-piece, hot-drop 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 are proudly made in Solingen, Germany.
It is recommended that you hand-wash your knives with warm water and a mild detergent. Rinse and dry the knives immediately after washing. We do NOT recommend using any knife but a German meat cleaver to cut through bones or frozen products, as other blades can easily be damaged. To best maintain the edge on your knife, you should follow a regular honing practice or maintain your blade with a recommended sharpener. Cutting on hard surfaces such as glass, stone or granite will damage blades. ALWAYS use caution when handling any knife.