Originally all fine cutlery was was made with carbon steel which predates commercial coatings for metal or “stainless” alloys by thousands of years. Such knives were hand forged by blacksmiths, whose artistry has defined entire cultures. Once you use a carbon steel knife it is hard to imagine why they ever fell out of favor. They are incredibly easy to sharpen, making the most mundane cutting chores a pleasure, not to mention making advanced techniques even possible. Noted for their incredibly rich patina, these tools require surprisingly little maintenance. Carbon steel knives are a great example of a tool, that when taken care of properly, get better through use. Regular sharpening & a simple application of oil is all that is needed to keep them in top shape. Taking care of something is part of using it...simple as that, there is no mystery nor revelation here. For the enthusiasts as well as for those of us who uses knives for a living, responsibility comes with connection, understanding & respect through use. Knives become an extension of ourselves, the tool ceases to be & we make a cut. BCM&T Co.’s Knife & Blade Oil was specifically formulated to help maintain carbon steel knives. We are proud to offer this superior quality knife & blade oil. All ingredients were carefully selected for their unique properties & then carefully blended to maximize their potential. This oil can also be used for workbench tools (chisels, hand plane, etc.) & garden tools.
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