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Why you need an essential knife steel

Question: What's a Knife Steel

What is a knife steel and what is it used for? Is a knife steel an essential tool?

Answer: A steel is an essential cutlery knife care tool. It is basically a steel rod with a handle, that is used for regular knife edge tune-ups. You can purchase a knife steel by itself where cutlery knives are sold, or you might often see one included in knife block or carving knife sets.

Over time, you could eventually wear down a knife steel, but it's most unlikely since this knife care tool is extremely durable. The quality of a knife steel is not readily discernible, so when in doubt, buy a known brand. Watch the video (link below) or this article which gives basic instructions on how to use one.

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