All knives will benefit from regular maintenance and routine sharpening, whether you leave do it yourself or bring them to a knowledgeable professional. The frequency of which you need to maintenance and sharpen your knife depends on how often you use it and the knife itself. Once your knife starts to slip on the product you are cutting or you notice that it requires some effort to cut through food, it’s time to give your knives some attention. We also like to remind people that while it’s always important to be mindful when using a knife, a sharp knife is safer than a dull knife and makes for a better experience in the kitchen. By following a few simple do’s and don'ts of knife sharpening and maintenance, you won’t have to worry about your blades and can keep them looking sharp.
Town Cutler discusses metallurgy and explores the Carbon vs Stainless Steel conversation from a technical level. We discuss what elements make up the steel we use, explore our heat treating process, and how we sharpen our blades.
A sharp knife will cut and get the job done whether it is carbon or stainless, so why does it matter which one you use and when? Much like manual and an automatic transmission car, both will get you to your desired destination. However, if you’re street racing, you might choose a car with manual transmission, as opposed to the automatic that you use in your daily commute in stop-and-go traffic. Much like a stick-shift, carbon steel will flourish when you need precision performance and like an automatic your stainless steel knife can take the more laborious tasks.
We're here to alleviate some of that uncertainty when it comes to deciding between carbon and stainless steel knives. They're like two different personalities – neither is better than the other; instead, the right choice of steel is the one that works for you and your lifestyle.
Introducing the NEW Town Cutler Blog! We love talking and sharing information on knives. The world of knives can be esoteric and intimidating, but we don't think it needs to be. We love knives and want you to love your knives too, so we're starting a blog to share information on all thing’s knives.