I'm wondering what some "best practices" are for every day blade maintenance or just personal tips anyone is interested in sharing (caring for special finishes, storing, honing, etc.). I've only owned knives with the standard stainless steel look but what about with finishes like these:
Are there anything special that needs to be done in order to maintain those looks? Is it just expected that those finishes will fade away at some point? Should they be cleaned with any special sponge, cleaning solution, something abrasive vs. non-abrasive?
I'm sure all this info is somewhere in the forums. Unfortunately I was unsuccessful in finding it. Apologies in advance if this has already been talked about.