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Old 12-12-2018, 05:24 AM   #1
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Knives get rusting, can they still be used?

not used too long and wasn't kept in perfect condition.

Not too many rust, but some brown spot seen,

can I still use them after good clean with water?

Would any tiny metal pieces get into the food?

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Old 12-12-2018, 05:49 AM   #2
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not used too long and wasn't kept in perfect condition.

Not too many rust, but some brown spot seen,

can I still use them after good clean with water?

Would any tiny metal pieces get into the food?
A piece of sandpaper will remove the rust. You cannot let water sit on your knives for any length of time. This must be a knife of carbon steel. They rust in a heartbeat if you don't give them proper care and love.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:34 AM   #3
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Ive found and what works for me is some fine steel wool and a little cooking oil, its a lot less abrasive and wont leave scratches.

If tiny little specks of rust. You could try a green, white, or blue pad with a touch of oil. It may be a simple as just a paper towel and oil.
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Old 12-18-2018, 04:14 AM   #4
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I have one knife that has a small round spot of rust stain that won't come off. It's been that way for years. Hasn't caused any harm so far.
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Old 12-22-2018, 06:09 PM   #5
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I have some really nice old carbon steel knives I've picked up over the years. I rub them with fine steel wool and mineral oil, take off the brown and leave the black. The patina on some of them is beautiful.
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