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CARING FOR YOUR HAND FORGED KNIFE


By Alvin Pagayanan • September 03, 2020 • 1 min read

Knife Maintenance 

When you work with a high-quality knife, you're handling a tool that requires a certain level of care. Maintaining your knives allows you to get the most out of their expert design. 

Here are a few basic ways to maintain your knife:

  • These knives are high carbon steel that is prone to rust. All of our non-stainless knives must be hand-washed and dried immediately, and coated with a small amount of cooking oil to prevent any rusting. 

  • Above is the only downside to owning a high carbon steel knife, but this allows for extremely sharp and high retention blade edges, which are very easy to sharpen back to that screamingly sharp edge. 

  • Avoid putting your knife in the dishwasher or leaving it in the sink. Once you're done using your knife, wash it with mild soap and dry it with a non-abrasive towel.
     
  • Don't store your knife in a drawer with your other utensils, as this can cause the blade to become scratched and damaged. Instead, store it on a magnetic knife rack or in a block.
     
  • Don't wait until your knife is dull to sharpen it. A dull knife will take more effort to sharpen, and it becomes more difficult to maintain.
     
  • Always use a cutting board, and be mindful of its materials. A marble cutting board may be too harsh for your knife. Instead, opt for a plastic or wood board.
     
  • Keep your knife away from the sun to avoid discoloration on the handle.

Below is a video if you are more of a visual learner. Remember, treat your knife well and it will serve you for life...