The Dolan heavy duty 300 series line is made from high carbon knife steel, permanently bonded with industrial adhesive in hardwood handles that have been oil/resin soaked to seal them against moisture. The 300 Series tools are ideal for trimming, slicing, and shaping greenware.
MAINTENANCE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM DOLAN:
We believe using your tools often is the best way to keep your tools in optimal condition. With continual use, rinsing after handling, and storing them in a dry place, you will retain the quality and prolong your tool's life. If you find yourself in a position where you may not use them for a while, we recommend coating them in a fine layer of oil, any oil will do. This will preserve your tools for when you are ready to use them.
If for any reason you decide on sharpening your tools we caution that the edge of each of the ceramic tools we make are refined to a razor's edge. Use the utmost care while sharpening to avoid any injury that may occur.
In order to sharpen your tools we recommend three methods. One, use an oil or water whetstone. Two, use a diamond file. Or three, send your tools back to us and we will restore your edge.
Under no circumstances use any power tools or any other process that will heat up the steel. DOLAN TOOLS are made with great care and heating the steel will destroy the temper resulting in a tool that will never hold its edge again.