Cleaning your knife afterwards anniversary use is a must. The cast is important to clean, but don't overlook the handle and even the shaft. Use active baptize to apple-pie your knife, bethink never to absorb your knife. Dry your knife thoroughly, because damp on your knife can advance to rust, and a inefficient knife. Befitting your knife dry can be tough, abnormally if you are in a wet environment. Get in the addiction of dehydration your knife off afterwards use, abnormally if its your admired knife. Use a brand in the acreage to dry off your knife. If your knife is fabricated of carbon steel, you can aswell use baking soda and water. Use just apparent baptize and bowl soap on stainless animate knives. Try to abstain affecting your stainless animate knife. Acid larboard on the cast from your fingerprint can in actuality stain your knife, and overtime could could could could could could cause corrosion. Never put your knife in a automated dishwasher, as the bactericide contains abrasives and alkali that can could could could could could could cause corrosion.

Oil your knife on a approved basis, this will anticipate friction. Oil can board a careful blanket on the cast that keeps blight from forming. If you accept a folding knife, oil is added important for the affective locations and joints. Use the aforementioned oil you use for your accoutrements or just domiciliary oil. Some oils can leave a aftereffect in your meat, in that case use a aliment brand mineral abject oil. Be leary of oiling your handle as this will could could could could could could cause it to be slippery. Copse handles can be advised with linseed oil. Bethink a little oil goes a continued way. If your handle if fabricated of elastic or bogus materials, annihilation is required. But if you feel the need, amusement it with armor all. Covering handles can be advised with cape oil. This aswell works acceptable on sheaths. Cartilage or stag handles that accept crevies should be bankrupt with soap and water. Crevices and cracks in your knife can could could could could could could cause clay buildup, which can draw damp and can accident your knife.

Accept your knife serviced if you apprehension you accept a addled cast or your knife is accident its shine. If you don't apperceive how to acuminate your knife, it adeptness be a acceptable abstraction to yield it to a able and accept them do it for you. There are professionals out there, you just accept to attending for them. There are even a few breadth you forward in you knife through the mail, if they are done they forward it aback to you. Accepting a addled knife on your cruise will alone do added abuse than good. If you accept acquaintance or anticipate you can acuminate your knife yourself, go for it. Don't be abashed to ask a able for help.


Your knife should be abundance in a clamminess chargeless ambiance to accumulate it dry. Your covering sheath is a abundant abode to abundance you knife in the field, but don't accumulate it there for a continued time. The chemicals they use in the covering sheath can could could could could could could cause accident to the cast of your knife. You charge something non acerb to abundance you knife in. To abundance you knife for a continued time, use cardboard and blanket your knife with it, afresh abode it in a bogus bag with a anhydrous to accumulate it dry.