After using your knife take the time to wipe off the blade with a rag or cloth. This very simple step will stop most rust from forming. Its also important to note that finger prints can cause carbon steel to rust.
Every so often put a coat of your favorite oil on the knife. It is especially important that if you use your knife in food prep that you use a food safe oil like mineral oil. Lastly, over time you may notice your blade changing color.
This is a natural process during which the steel gains a patina from normal use and age. A patina not only adds character to your knife but helps protect your carbon steel from rust which might cause pits. Many people find a satisfaction in watching how their patina develops over time while others "force" a patina in order to gain a more uniform coloration. Of course for those that like to keep their knife looking new a patina can be easily polished off. Handmade / forged / gaucho knife / gaucho knives / criollo knife / recycled steel / machete / bowie knife / carbon steel / brazilian knife / deer antler / brazilian wood / bull horn / rosewood / cedar / blacksmith / 1070 steel / 5160 steel / spring car / plow agricultural / leather sheath / sugar cane machete / dagger / fulltang / south america / rio grande do sul / solingen / sheffield / german blade / railroad screw spike / spring jeep / rasp steel / vintage knife / nicholson / trowel steel / recycled / brute de forge / argentina / friction pocket knife / solingen / chef knife / rustic knife / blue steel / stone sharpened / jacaranda / reforged /.
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