You must be thinking we have evolved and no longer need to use a wooden knife from an era where stainless steel did not exist. Well, here are some of the reasons why you should consider using a knife made entirely of wood and more importantly, Maple Wood. Maple wood is known for being a strong and durable wood with good resistance to decay and splintering. That is one of the reasons why JUstenbois uses only Maple Wood for all their products. Here are some of the reasons why we make wooden knives.

1 – They Work

Whether you are cutting a tomato or steak, a wooden knife works. It can slice through both with ease. See our video on cutting a steak with a wooden knife.

2 – There is no Toxicity

Most knives are made of stainless steel to avoid corrosion. Stainless steal contains varying amounts of nickel and chromium, which makes it resistant to corrosion, which should make the knife safe. However, poor-quality stainless-steel knives are not safe and can leach into the food. Trace amounts of metal in our bodies are not a problem, but accumulation could be detrimental to our health.

3 – There is no Taste-Transfer

Maple Wood is neutral when in contact with food, which does not alter the taste or integrity of the food. Metallic knives contain a small amount of carbon in the alloy to make the stainless steel tougher. Carbon can sometimes also leach into food, leading to an unpleasant metallic taste. Wooden knives won’t leave any kind of taste in your food.

4 – Eco-Friendly

Maple wood utensils from JUstenbois can last 15 years with proper care. But when it is time to dispose of a wooden knife it is biodegradable. When you compare this to plastic cutlery, this is a game changer. Plastic may be convenient, but it is not biodegradable. The wooden knife will simply decompose and become part of the soil.

5 – They are Safe

JUstenbois has options for the whole family to enjoy using wooden knifes that are safe. Whether it be our Montessori, Safe Maple Wood Children’s Knife called the Chop Chop, our Cheese Knife or our Adult and Children’s Knife included in our Cutlery sets, they are all safe and cut almost everything but skin.

6 – They are Beautiful and Unique

Wooden knives are undeniably stylish and eye-catching with their smooth curves and intricate wood grain patterns. Each knife is unique, the wood dictates its beauty.

Wooden knives may have a place in our food preparation, but they certainly deserve a place at the table.

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