Knives Illustrated - - Front Page -

When I was eight years old, my fa­ther gave me and my brother new, Ger­man-made stacked-leather han­dled knives. We im­me­di­ately went camp­ing on the shores of Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes, where we were set loose with these tools of mis­chief. It didn’t take long for us to get our knives dirty and dull and nick the blades, so our dad showed us a few tips, in­clud­ing how to clean the sap off the blade. Af­ter that, he used a pocket car­borun­dum stone to show us how to re­move the nicks and reestab­lish an edge.

Thanks to my dad’s lessons on knife main­te­nance, I still have that knife. Look­ing at it, you’d never guess its old age. Know­ing how to main­tain your knife will save you money in the long run and will keep your knife look­ing sharp. Fol­low­ing are some ideas that you can em­ploy.

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