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How to care carbon steel knives at home

March 07, 2024 0 Comments

How to care carbon steel knives at home

Have you ever wondered how to take care of the carbon steel knives you bought Today, we'll share some simple home care tips with you.


- Beware of Rust -

When it comes to knife maintenance, it's crucial to prevent rusting. Leaving your knife to rust can corrode the steel, leading to persistent dullness even after sharpening. Rust spreads throughout the blade's surface, so it's important to clean your knife regularly to prevent it. 



- Preventing Rust -

When using your knife at home, make sure to wash it thoroughly and dry it well. Use a neutral detergent to wash and wipe away moisture with a dry cloth. Washing with hot water can also be effective. If rust appears, it's crucial to remove it promptly. If caught early, you can remove rust b scrubbing with the abrasive side of a sponge.



- Handle Care -

There are two main types of knife handles: the type used for traditional Japanese knives, where the tang is inserted into the handle, and the type used for Western-style knives, where two plates sandwich the tang. Handles used for Japanese knives can be replaced, so if they crack, it's best to replace them promptly. If left unattended, water can seep in, causing the tang to rust and making replacement impossible. For Western-style knives, if the tang rusts, the handle may swell, creating gaps between the plates and the tang. Wiping away moisture regularly prevents gaps and maintains hygiene.



- To Keep Your Knife Clean -

 1. Wash the knife with a neutral detergent to remove dirt.

2. Wipe away moisture and let it air dry in a dry place.

3. If not used for an extended period, lightly coat it with specialized knife oil and wrap it in dry newspaper.





We hope you enjoyed this knife care tips. With just a little attention during home maintenance your knife can last longer, so be sure to give it a try.
In addition to home care, sharpening your knives will keep it last long. Kazs also offers to sharpening services and classes, so take advantage of them.

If you have any further questions or queries, please feel free to reach out.

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