kitchen knives

How to care for a high carbon steel kitchen knife.

High carbon steels can make for fantastic kitchen knives. igh carbon steel typically takes and holds a very sharp edge which is needed for kitchen knives to cut cleanly. Some high carbon steels can also develop a hamon when heat treated in a specific way. If done correctly a hamon can look beautiful and add real character to the appearance of any knife. Plus in many cases carbon steel knives can outperform stainless steel knives in common kitchen cutting tasks. However there has to be a drawback and in the case of high carbon steel it comes in the form of rust. Read on for some tips on caring for your handmade high carbon kitchen knife.
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