Wash with warm water & dish soap dry completely after use. Matus post is informative. Since I cut acidic food with it, let the patina develop no problem
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We've still got some of the non-magnet backed pads in stock.
Correction! The knife in the picture above is in AEB-L, not 52100.
Actually I got nice big Mejiro and Tenjou Nagura from the same place I got my Shige Kitaeji santoku. I have been using the Tenjou on my Ohira suita, and