Carbon steel

Carbon steel

Carbon steel
A blade made of carbon steel (chromium 3%, carbon 0,75%, HRC 55–57) is especially good for whittling and is easy to sharpen back to its original sharpness. In maintaining a carbon steel blade, it's important to dry it carefully after each use. It's also good to oil it regularly with unsalted oil, like cooking oil. A carefully cared for carbon steel blade will remain rust free and has a very long lifespan.