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F.Dick 1905 Tourne Knife Black 3"

Item: 8194607

> 3 inch blade length.
> Innovative design featuring (3) distinctive steel rings.
> High-end chrome steel XCrMoV15 for long edge retention.
> Optimum balance in the hand.
> The blade is honed twice for supreme sharpness.
> Half bolster finger guard protects your fingers.

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The year 1905 was one of radical change and technical progress. It was precisely during these exciting times that the Swabian knife manufacturer Friedr. Dick scrutinised the knife designs that had been common up to that time. Knife handles had always been attached to the forged blade with 3 rivets. This meant that the knives of many knife manufacturers were identical down to the last detail. Friedr. Dick developed a unique series of knives that clearly stood out from all previous designs. 

Friedr. Dick already had an eye for beautiful design in 1905 when it developed a knife series with solid collars. These replaced the round rivets that had been known and in use until then. Unfortunately, this early 20th century design has fallen into oblivion, but it experienced a revival in 2010. All knives in the 1905 series have a distinctive handle. Steel rings alternate with the high-quality and resistant plastic without gaps, making the handle a haptic as well as a visual experience. The F. DICK embossing on the knife blade completes the classically modern design of the series.

Yet the knives in the 1905 series can do more than just look beautiful. They also have very sharp quality features: The high-end chrome steel XCrMoV15 keeps your blade sharp for a long time. This edge retention supports you in your daily use. The blade is honed twice and is therefore particularly sharp.

Safety is also taken care of. A half bolster finger guard protects your fingers, but you can also easily resharpen the cutting edge completely. In the 1905 series, many classic but also special knife shapes are available, leaving nothing to be desired.



All F. DICK knives deserve special care and attention when it comes to maintenance. Proper knife care is crucial. Knives that are forged or have a wooden handle should never be cleaned in the dishwasher. Knives with plastic handles are completely dishwasher safe; however cleaning in a dishwasher is much more aggressive than washing by hand.

The use of highly concentrated detergents, leaving the knives in hot steam for a long time and also the presence of certain food residues can lead to pitting on the blades or even corrosion. We recommend clean the knife by hand with a soft cloth and a mild alkaline detergent. Wipe your knife after cleaning to ensure that tit is thoroughly dry – this will prevent any pitting on the blade. You can occasionally maintain knives with wooden handles with food-safe oils (e.g. olive oil). The oil makes the handle nice and smooth and prevents shrinkage and cracks.

For your safety and to protect the cutting edges of the blades, we recommend that you store the knives in a suitable knife block or on a magnetic rail. When buying a knife block, make sure you buy one with enough space and horizontal slots to protect the knife blades. We recommend our own blade guard for storage in a drawer - Edge Guard. or alternatively, dimensionally accurate compartments built into the drawer.

Blade guard – Edge Guard, the special blade guard for storage, especially in drawers. Click here to see the blade guard for blades up to 26 cm.

Knife block: Knife block with tourne knife, paring knife, boning knife, carving knife, bread knife, chef's knife, meat fork, sharpening steel and kitchen shears.

Knives stay sharp for a long time if they are only used for their intended purpose. The knives should only be used for cutting and not chopping.
Bones or the like should therefore only be cut with a cleaver.

Hard surfaces such as stone (e.g. marble) or glass should not be used as a base, as they quickly blunt the knives.





Q: What is a Tourne knife, and what makes it different from other knives?

A Tourne knife is a small, curved blade knife that is commonly used in French cuisine. It differs from other knives because its unique shape allows for precise cuts, and its sharp point can easily peel fruits and vegetables. Friedr. Dick offers a 3" tourne knife from their Red Spirit, Premier Plus and 1905 knife series collections. F.Dick knife blades are impressively sharp and special emphasis on optimizing the weight distribution between the blade and the handle so that the knife feels light and comfortable in your hand.

Q: How do I hold a Tourne Knife properly?

Hold the handle of the Tourne knife with your dominant hand while using your other hand to stabilize the fruit or vegetable. Grip the handle firmly but not too tightly, and keep your fingers away from the blade to avoid cuts. Friedr. Dick tourne knives feel comfortable and adapt to your hand thanks to their ergonomic design. This is important to prevent your hand from tiring quickly when you use the knife for a long time.

Q: What types of fruits and vegetables can I cut with a Tourne Knife?

The Tourne Knife is ideal for peeling small, round fruits and vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, turnips, apples, or pears. Its curved blade allows for precise cuts around contours without removing too much flesh. Friedr. Dick offers a particularly fantastic 3" tourne knife option, found in their Red Spirit, Premier Plus and 1905 knife series collections.

Q: What cutting techniques can I use with a Tourne Knife?

You can use various techniques such as peeling, trimming or carving depending on the size and shape of the produce you are working on. The sharp point of the blade allows for intricate designs or decorations. Notable tourne knife options can be found in the Red Spirit, Premier Plus and 1905 knife series collections from Friedr. Dick.

Q: How do I sharpen my Tourne knife?

A sharpening steel, whetting stone, or sharpening steel alternative can be used to resharpen your Tourne knife, depending on your preference.Friedr. Dick offers many high-quality sharpening steels to get the job done right. Place the knife blade at an angle of 15° - 20° on the sharpening steel and slide the blade alternately to the left and right along the steel. Having the same number of sharpening movements on both sides is important. The sharpening movement has to begin with the end of the knife blade at the tip of the sharpening steel and be guided in a wide arc whilst applying light pressure to ensure that it ends with the tip of the knife close to the sharpening steel handle. Hold the sharpening steel away from the body at an angle. Place the sharpening steel vertically on a surface. It is important that you alternate the side of the knife that comes into contact with the sharpening steel. You should never first move one side of the knife and then the other side of the knife several times along the sharpening steel; otherwise, a curved burr will form towards the other side of the knife, which will remain after the last sharpening movement. However, only a very fine burr forms with alternate sharpening (also known as a thread), which is removed by bending it back and forth. It is vital to apply less and less pressure toward the end of the alternate sharpening movement to ensure that the fine burr becomes weaker and weaker.

Q: How do I care for my Tourne knife?

To care for your Tourne knife, wash it by hand immediately after each use with warm water and soap, then dry it thoroughly before storing it in its cover or block to prevent damage to its sharp edge. Using highly concentrated detergents leaves the knives in hot steam for a long time, and certain food residues can lead to pitting on the blades or even corrosion. Friedr. Dick recommends washing their knives with a soft cloth and a mild alkaline detergent. Wiping your F.Dick knife after cleaning to ensure that it is thoroughly dry will prevent any pitting on the blade.

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