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Care and Maintenance

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Learn how to care for your Folded Steel products


How do I keep my knife sharp?

The best way to sharpen your new knife is with whetstones. 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 he

How should I maintain my knives?

What type of oil should I use?

You can use mineral oil or any cooking oil you have laying around the kitchen. Mineral oil is the best option because it does not spoil. Cooking oil works just fine for the knives but does spoil over time and will become very gummy and sticky on the

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

How should I store my knives?

We currently offer a countertop magnetic knife block to hold your knives and prevent moisture from building up. All knives come with a leather sheath or roll which is recommended to be used for transporting and not storing. When placing your knives i

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

How should I take care of my wood cutting boards?