Category Archives: Knife Maintenance

How to remove rust from the blade of your knife

Whether you’ve found an old knife in one of your old toolboxes or accidentally left your favorite knife outside in the rain, chances are you have encountered a nasty case of rust. Many old timers considered rust the sign of a knife’s quality, but a rusted knife is also dangerous, useless and downright ugly. Over [...]


How to sharpen a knife with a whetstone

Got a dull knife, sharpen it with a whetstone A dull knife is not only ineffective, but it can also be dangerous. If your knife is dull, you’ll have to use more pressure to cut, increasing the risk of slippage and injury. There are numerous ways to sharpen a knife, including fancy, high-tech sharpeners, but [...]

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Knowing vulnerabilities in blade material key to maintenance

Last week, in one of Martha Stewart’s Q&A articles at, a reader raised an important aspect in maintaining knives: what material the blade is made out of. Whereas most modern kitchen knives are created out of stainless steel, the blades of many older models are other materials, such as carbon steel.The problem with carbon [...]

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