Maintenance of the Handle.
The materials that are used by Consigli to create the
handles of its knives are noble and natural, and, for
this reason, they need to be treated with a certain care
and attention. Horn and fossil ivory, for example, but
also woods, do not react well to humidity and heat. Care
must be taken not to wet the handles and not to expose
them to sunlight, as these materials may split. In
general, sudden changes in temperature can
distort the materials, in spite of the care Consigli
takes in weathering the materials prior to mounting and
machining them then. From a purely aesthetical point of
view, with age, wood or horn can lose their shine; to
avoid this problem, in the case of wood, just clean
lightly with a soft cloth soaked in olive oil or bees
Horn, on the other hand, can be returned to its natural
splendour with a good brushing by expert hands.
Maintenance of the Blade.
Traditional carbon blades tend to become black due
to a natural phenomenon of oxidation, especially if they
come into contact with acids or salts, but this can also
happen with finger contact. The blades can even rust. We
advise cleaning blades with a damp cloth, drying them
carefully, and covering them in a very thin layer of oil
(for example, Vaseline). The operation must be repeated
after every use, or every time the blade has been
touched. The stainless steel blade is not totally immune
to oxidation, but requires much less care. Just keep it
clean by rubbing it with a damp cloth and then drying
it. It is not strictly necessary to
apply oil, but it is a good idea to do so, every now and
Blades in Damascus steel keep their
appearance better if they are cleaned carefully after
every use and if they are lubricated every now and again
with a silicon-based greasy substance.
Sharpening is a very delicate operation and only expert
hands can guarantee optimal and long-lasting cutting.
Consigli blades leave the Scarperia workshop perfectly
sharpened, but, after a certain period of use, periodic
resharpening is necessary. To renew the knife edge, use
a good steel, at least 25 cm. long and fitted with a
guard. The movement to be made is the usual one, passing
the blade across the steel starting from the top of its
blade and from the heel of the knife blade and
descending towards the guard.
Take care to maintain an angle of 20° so as to avoid
scratching the blade. Repeat this movement alternating
the side of the blade on both sides of the steel. An
alternative method is to use a whetstone.
After prolonged usage of the knife and after sharpening
it several times, it becomes necessary,
however, to turn to the expert hands of a
knife-sharpener who can give the blade its original edge
once more using a grinder. This result would be
impossible to obtain only with a stone or steel,
especially if the blades are
made in stainless steel.
Maintenance of Mechanism.
Each pocket knife has a mechanism that must be
lubricated regularly to prevent it from wearing out. The
operation consists in inserting a drop of synthetic oil,
with the knife closed,
between the blade and the spring at
the level of the blade axle while the
knife is closed. Then, open and close the knife and
remove any surplus oil.lubrificato regolarmente per
impedirne l'usura precoce. L'operazione da fare č quella
di inserire una goccia d'olio sintetico, a coltello
chiuso, tra lama e molla a livello dell'asse della lama.
Occorre poi aprire e chiudere la lama asciugando
Maintenance of the "Sodo".
Residue from the tanning of case leather and exposure to
the air can cause oxidation of brass sodi making them
lose their shine. They can become shiny again by using
the products normally on the market. Knives with
stainless steel “sodi” do not need any maintenance.
“Sodi” can easily become scratched if they are kept
together with other metal objects such as keys.
Assistance and Warranty.
All knives produced by the Consigli family undergo a
careful inspection and strict checks that guarantee the
highest quality of the product, reducing the possibility
of defects to a minimum. Notwithstanding this, Consigli
knives are guaranteed for life against any manufacturing
fault that might occur. In the event of a defect, after
checking that the knife has been used correctly, the
parts or the whole knife, if it cannot be repaired, will
be replaced free of charge. In time, however, it may
become necessary to replace worn-out parts. At any time,
by paying the cost of the operation and postage, the
replacement of materials is guaranteed and the knife
will be efficiently returned to its original accuracy