Your knife needs to be taken care of to ensure that it lasts. Even the best types of knives can be carried with you, and if they are not maintained, they are no different from inexpensive knives or low-quality knives. So here's a guide on how to keep your knives maintained.
To keep your knife sharp, send it in for sharpening. You can get outside help or do it yourself. Sharpening a knife is not that difficult if you know how to sharpen it properly for the type of sharpener you are using. Nowadays, electric sharpeners via BARNCO are easy to use because you just need to plug it in and take it out. The more conventional ones require a technique that you have to follow or you will break the edges.
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Apart from this, you need to have a suitable place to store the knife. Use a knife block or place it in a drawer to avoid possible damage to the blade. Make sure your knife is well cleaned after use.
Clean the blades from stains with a soapy cloth and wash them in hot water. Then dry the blade with a clean cloth to prevent mold from growing on it if it is not used for a long time. Knives can also rust, especially if they are made of carbon steel. With a knife like this, apply a layer of vegetable mineral oil to the knife to prevent rust.