Care of Carbon Steel Blades

Our Sheffield made knives with the exception of the Sheffield made Bushcraft knives have carbon steel blades. Carbon steel should not be left damp after use and to keep the blade in prime condition it should be wiped with an oiled cloth. Carbon steel gives the best possible cutting performance and edge retention but can rust if not cleaned and oiled after use. In the case of folding knives pivot points should be lightly oiled from time to time. To sharpen use a good carborundum type stone and stroke from heel to toe at an angle of approximately 20 degrees to the stone. This will achieve a strong edge as opposed to a razor thin edge which may be to delicate for some cutting operations. This information applies to our carbon steel bladed knives. Straight razors and stainless steel have other requirements. Do not practice on your valued knives master your knife sharpening skills on knives you do not mind messing up. Do not store your knives in leather sheaths. Leather takes in moisture. When storing knives always keep the blades  and mechanisms lightly oiled. Consider using a razor strop for knives which only require minor attention in that way you will miniminise possible damage. Observe simple safety precautions when sharpening knives such as wearing suitable protective gloves.


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Remember to have a look at our historic keyrings. Handmade in small quantities using the actual metal from World War Two Hurricanes and Spitfires. Also from the copper sheathing for the hull of HMS Victory. We only have small quantities of these amazing artifacts from British military history. Click on the image above to see them.

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Also available are Arkansas oil stones. The finest grade is the black which you can see by clicking on the image left.


We have a Welsh slate honing stone on the Accessories page of our other web site sheffield-gb.com


We cannot take back bladed items which have been used or re-sharpened. Have a look at our Terms and Conditions page


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!916 marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. See our commemorative knife by clicking on the image above.


Our range of pocket knives and penknives is always changing and some of the exotic and historic wood we use is in short supply. These are handmade knives made in Sheffield the home of British knife making. All the folding knives come post paid within the UK and gift boxed. Click on the arrow below to see our pages of hand made Sheffield knives. We have a variety of accessories on our accessories pages including Welsh made sharpening stones and various leather sheaths and pouches for razors and knives.

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Be sure to have a look at our range of handmade scissors made by skilled craftsmen in Sheffield. Click on the image above to see them.


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