Need some advice with new knife care

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Need some advice with new knife care

Post by LJeveG » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:50 pm

Hi. I’m hoping to get some experienced eyes and possibly some advice as I’m still very new to all of this. The above photos are of a carbon core stateless clad Nakiri, less than a week new. I’m not sure if the discolouration is rust or wood paint, as it was there when I opened the box.

At this stage the knife has has a light sharpening, lite usage, a good clean, drying wipes during usage and and oiling. I think I’m doing a good job caring for it. Any advice with general care or cleaning these off corners would be much appreciated.

If I posted this in the wrong spot please tell me

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Re: Need some advice with new knife care

Post by DarkStar » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:26 pm

Your knife is a “Sandwich”. So across the top is a layer of carbon steel in the middle. This will darken with patina over time. As long as there is no red rust its likely fine.

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Re: Need some advice with new knife care

Post by Jeff B » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:26 am

Wipe it with a dry paper towel. If it's rust it will rub off onto the paper towel, if not it's patina.
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Re: Need some advice with new knife care

Post by Rosemary W Rivera » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:03 am

avoid from putting your blade in the dishwasher. On the off chance that may spare you a considerable measure of time in the kitchen; notwithstanding, it's a simple method to make harm your blades. The high weight water can make your blades blast around with different utensils which could harm your edge. Likewise take note of that dishwashers are not a decent choice for wooden handles. It is constantly best to wash your blades by hand.

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Re: Need some advice with new knife care

Post by n64bomb » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:34 pm

Wash your blades by hand only, and hand dry.

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