Summer has arrived.
Hot weather, hot, humid air, and your possibly rusty knife.
Especially if you have a carbon steel knife in your hand, you may need to take the knife out and oil it.
A stainless steel knife can't be lazy either: it has a nice name, but it doesn't really rust.
If you don't plan for a rainy day, your mouth will be fragrant when you fill it up.
How to say, the fix is never better than the prevention.
No matter how well it is repaired, it will leave marks.
No matter how much the nail pulls out the hole, the mark is still visible.
So, here we will talk about how to protect the knife from rust.
1. Keep your knife dry
Why put this in the first place, because it's the most important thing.
No matter what steel your knife is made of, it will inevitably rust.
The difference may be how fast or slow rusting occurs.
For example, stainless steel knives are highly resistant to corrosion and can take a long time to rust.
But if it is a carbon steel knife, it will rust much faster than a stainless steel knife in a humid environment.
If you keep your knives dry at all times, they shouldn't have rust problems.
If you can't, and the rust on the knife is not detected in time, then the knife may be useless.
How to keep knives dry?
1) Wipe dry with a dry towel after use.
2) Dry your hands after playing because hands get sweaty in summer.
3) Take out the knife and wipe it often, because in summer the air humidity is high and the blade is easy to rust.
In a word, just make it a habit to keep your knives dry.
Note. Just keeping the knife dry is not enough. Before doing this, make sure your knife is clean, and if you can't remove the stain with water alone, you can use a sponge and rag to clean it up. Be sure to wash it immediately after use without delay.
2. The right storage environment
In most cases, rust on knives occurs during storage.
Therefore, the environment in which the knives are stored is also very important.
Be sure to store in a cool, dry place.
Especially if you have an aquarium at home, you should pay special attention, this environment rusts too easily.
It's all from experience, my friends!
Be sure to clean and dry your knives before storing them.
One more thing - do not put it in a leather sheath.
Some knife lovers might not notice this, but leather sheaths will absorb moisture and your knife will rust over time.
3. Check back often
Typically check every two weeks.
Take it out, wipe it clean and oil it with knife oil.
In addition to the blade, you should also check its handle, spindle, lock and other places.
Applying knife oil is very effective, you can try it.
While the above points cannot completely guarantee that a tool will not rust, they can greatly increase the chance that a tool will not rust.
It's Sunday, everyone can just grab a knife and check it out~