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How to care for your knives

Every responsible and caring knife owner needs to know the basics regarding the proper care of their edged tools. A well-maintained knife will serve as one’s companion indefinitely. The term “knife care” encompasses more than just knowing how to put a razor sharp edge on your blades. You do however need to give them just …

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What is the best steel for knives

Hardened steel is the heart of any blade. The search for higher-performance steels has led to a number of metallurgical advancements but what is the best steel for knives? For a knife lover, it’s worth spending a little time understanding steel to appreciate what the “best steel” might be for your application.