When you purchase a knife, choosing the right handle is as important as selecting a blade. If the knife is difficult to hold, its construction does not protect your hand when cutting or gets easily damaged, it means it is not a good knife.
Czech Switzerland is one of the most popular tourist sites, visited annually by about a million people from the Czech Republic and abroad. And not only the wild gorges of the Kamenice river in Hřensko, but also the villages Krásná Lípa, Šluknov, Dolní Poustevna or Mikulášovice.
This year is slowly over and this is an opportunity to look at what it has brought. It was a big year for Mikov.
The knives we produce are most often bought by people because they need to work with them, use them in some of their hobbies, or the knives just make them happy. And especially for them, there are the limited editions of knives - although of course, they are full-featured knives.
Sharpening steel is a historical tool, but even today professionals who have to work with knives and keep them sharp can't do without. It is not used to create blades on the knife, but to maintain them - this is called pulling.
We usually call it a paperclip, but its correct name is "paper clip with haunch". It is an ordinary piece of wire, which we do not even perceive, but without it, all the offices across the world would face serious problems.
Last week, we dedicated our blog to the traditions that the Santoku knife is based on. Today we want to be more practical and list its advantages over a conventional knife.
Japanese knives - this is a term in itself. Among other things, this is due to different traditions. While in Europe we take the knife as a tool or weapon that can be made by a skilled craftsman, in Japan cutlery is considered a branch with a spiritual background.
When the Museum of Cutlery Tradition was founded in Mikulášovice in 2012, it was actually only two modest rooms on the premises of the Mikov factory, which were opened only during working hours on weekdays.