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Messermeister's Park Plaza Carbon Chef's Knife & Parer Set combines the two most versatile blades in the kitchen, so you can make faster, more intricate cuts and slices through fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, and herbs. This multi-functional duo makes a fantastic housewarming, wedding or birthday gift for the culinary whiz in your life.
- 8" Chef's Knife (8107-8)
- 3.5" Paring Knife (8119-3.1/2)
Park Plaza Carbon
Handcrafted in Solingen, Germany for the modern knife enthusiast, the Park Plaza Carbon line fuses centuries of tradition with budget-friendly affordability in one high carbon, lower chromium non-stainless steel line. Finished with a unique brass triple rivet POM handle, these stamped high carbon knives feature a tighter grain structure that allows for an ultra-sharp cutting edge with remarkable edge retention. Once exposed to air, acidity or water, the blades quickly take on a life of their own, acquiring a distinctive and beautiful patina that slows the oxidization process and helps protect against rust and corrosion.
Hand Wash Only
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Carbon Steel Blade Maintenance
High carbon, low chromium blades, such as those found in Messermeister’s Park Plaza Carbon blades, require extra care to prevent rust and corrosion. Seeing as they are not stainless steel, they can begin to oxidize within minutes of exposure to moisture, air and acidic foods. Washing and drying them immediately after use must be done diligently and will help slow the oxidization process. If rust spots do appear, they can be removed by applying a small amount of Barkeeper’s Friend or ZUD to a damp paper towel and rubbing the area until it disappears.
Preventative Maintenance by Forcing the Patina
To break in your high carbon blades, we recommend treating them with vinegar prior to usage. To begin forcing a protective patina, dampen a paper towel with white vinegar and rub vigorously until the entire blade is wet. Let it sit for 5 minutes before washing and immediately drying the blade. Repeat this process 2-3 times until a blueish/gray stain (a.k.a. a patina) begins to appear. This unique patina creates a protective barrier that helps to slow the oxidization process and will deepen in color over time. The knives are now ready to be used on food.
**Manufacturing warranty doesn't include knife rusting or discoloring of blade.
When it comes to world class German knives, Messermeister sits alone at the top. Each knife is crafted by a master, for a master. A favorite of the world's top chefs, collectors and enthusiasts, each blade is hot drop hammer forged, the traditional way. With a name that literally translates to Knife Master, it's no wonder they have been dominating the culinary world ever since their founding in 1981. Messermeister's Lifetime Warranty against manufacturing defects ensures these premium chef knives can be passed down for generations to come.