1803 Blade Care Kit

$75.00$180.00

As our beautiful hand forged carbon steel blade collection evolves, blade care is top of mind.

Carbon steel blades stay sharper for longer than stainless steel blades. Carbon steel, despite being harder than stainless steel, is also easier to sharpen however carbon steel blades do patina and tarnish, developing a mottled pattern and rust spots on the blade as the steel oxidises with age and use.

This tarnished finish is part of the inherent appeal and beauty of our old world hand-forged carbon steel blades and it gives your knives great character. We are all largely conditioned to the perfect finish of stainless steel, so please don't fret, this is how a real steel blade should look and feel, and it is beautiful.

We do suggest that it is good to occasionally share some TLC with your knives – they will love you for it. We have made it very easy to keep your blades looking good:

Our 1803 blade care kit comes in 2 sizes:

SMALL

  • 1803 deer leather pouch
  • Super Eraser to rub away most tarnish
  • Camellia Oil (25ml) – once your blade is clean and dry, it is important to seal the blade with a few drops of Camellia oil on a cloth. This will minimise tarnishing.

LARGE

  • 1803 deer leather pouch
  • Super Eraser to rub away most tarnish
  • Camellia Oil (25ml) – once your blade is clean and dry, it is important to seal the blade with a few drops of Camellia oil on a cloth. This will minimise tarnishing.
  • Deer Leather Strop with stropping compound. Every time you sharpen your knife on a steel or stone take a minute or two and use a strop which will align the edge, remove any barbs and polish and hone the blade. Our 1803 strop is made from recycled timber and deer leather. It also comes with a stropping compound to provide friction during the stropping process.
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How to use a strop: Generously rub the stropping compound (chalk) over the leather, then slide the blade edge backwards towards you so the edge of the blade is rubbing along the leather but not cutting it. Repeat this back and forth on both sides of the blade. This motion will remove small barbs on the blade and assist in alligning the blade, it also polishes and hones the blade. You will still need to occassionally sharpen you blade on a steel or stone. There are some helpful stropping tutorials online. Enjoy!

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Olive, Rust

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Small, Large