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Care & Maintenance

Find the answers to your care and maintenance questions here!

How do I keep my knife sharp?

The best way to sharpen your new knife is with a whetstone. We recommend grabbing a 1000/6000 grit combo stone and a leather strop. It can be intimidating at first but with a little practice, it is by far the best and safest way to keep your knives h

How should I maintain my knives?

High carbon steel knives offer numerous benefits, but they require extra care to prevent rust and keep them in top condition. We'll guide you through the process to ensure your knife stays sharp and reliable. Firstly, maintaining cleanliness is param

How should I store my knives?

In general, oiled and open air is the best environment for your kitchen knives. We offer a collection of magnetic knife storage options to keep your knives safe and out of the way. Check out our options, HERE. Our knife sets are provided with leather

What type of oil should I use?

We have formulated a proprietary blend of the highest quality food-safe oils designed to keep your knives in tip-top shape. You can check out our knife oil HERE. In a pinch, your best option is to use mineral oil to coat the blades and keep them safe

How should I take care of my knife block/knife strip?

Ensuring cleanliness is paramount, as dirty knives should never be placed on the knife block. If you notice any residue or dust buildup, simply use a rag with warm, soapy water to wipe down the block. Ensure all soap is removed with a clean, damp rag

How should I take care of my wood cutting boards?

After each use, it's crucial to clean your cutting board thoroughly with hot water and soap to remove any food particles. Utilize a brush, sponge, or rag for effective cleaning. Ensure the board is completely dry by wiping it with a clean towel and a

My knife is rusting, what should I do?

There is still hope! The steel in your new knife is high in carbon and is at risk for light rust. The care for high carbon steel is similar to the care of a cast iron pot. If rust starts showing up then follow these steps. 1. Start with a clean, dry

How do I force a patina on my knife?

A natural patina that is allowed to form over time will always be a better stronger shield, but if you just can't handle the awkward splotchy stage of a fresh patina you can force a patina on your blade in just a few minutes and skip the months of ha