Follow these tips to keep your knife happy and at its best:
- Hand-wash your knife with soap and warm water right after use and dry it completely with a soft towel.
- Store your knife using a magnetic knife strip or a wooden knife block.
- Use knife sheaths to protect the blades if you are keeping your knives in a drawer.
- Sharpen your knife by hand once it lost its edge. Whetstones are most recommended to revive your knives.
NOTE: Knives made of high-carbon steel will get patina with time and use no matter what. It's the way the steel reacts and adapts to the environment and protects itself from rust. Think of this dark shield your blade wears as a reward of time. That gives your knife a unique character and helps tell its personal history.