I would think that home users would not wear off the wax in quite some time, and pro users will burn through it very quickly. But Pros also accept that their knives will see a little more abuse and wear and need extra maintenance.
I approve of the beeswax, cause it's something I have not qualms about eating.
I would have been happy to leave it on, but as I mentioned in my petty review, it came off on food as a rather unappealing black smut. Hence the removal with camellia oil. I will also say that the damascus Del makes is remarkably non-reactive compared to that used on the Kagayaki Aogami Super line or even the Shigefusa kitaeji.