Which involves normalizing / thermal cycling the blade several times. This removes stresses, refines the grain structure for a stronger steel and a finer edge. Then I edge harden by heating the blade until it becomes nonmagnetic at Critical Temperature, then quenched just the edge in oil, afterwards it gets tempered.
This results in a very hard edge and a durable blade. That holds an excellent edge that stays sharp for a long time.It was made from 1095 High Carbon Steel. The blade is 7" long and 11 5/8" overall 1 3/4" at its widest point and 1/8" thick with a distal taper. The handle ebony wood, has beautiful grain and color to it. I take pride in making my knives and each one is handcrafted taking numerous hours to complete. Everyone is unique and one of a kind with minor imperfections inherently found on handmade items. Proudly Made is the USA by Josh Fenlon Raven Forge. High Carbon steel knives are loved by many chefs and knife enthusiast for their ability to keep dangerously sharp edges with minimal sharpening, even after months of wear and tear.
But you do have to maintain them. Wipe the blade with a clean kitchen towel after each chopping task. This is especially important with acidic foods.After you're done using your knife, wash it immediately in warm, soapy water. Don't let the knife languish in a sink full of dishes, where it can get dinged up.
Under no circumstances should you ever put it in the dishwasher. Once you've hand-washed your knife, dry it completely right away. Then apply a light coat of extra virgin olive oil, don't use vegetable or other oils they will go Rancid, and then stow it away.A knife block, a sheath, or a magnetic knife strip are all safe options for your knife. Just don't throw it in a drawer unprotected! NEVER LEAVE IT WET, IT WILL RUST!!! No matter how well you take care of your knife it will turn a dull grey color over time, it will mark and not stay shiny. This is normal, there is nothing unhygienic about it, it is just the nature of the steel.
Some foods, like lemon and onion will mark it instantly due to the acidic nature of them. You can polish it back to a high shine finish again, (using a grinder or polisher) but it is unnecessary for the performance of the knife, it is purely cosmetic.Before each use hone the edge of your knife before each use. Honing is different than sharpening: Just because a knife isn't cutting cleanly doesn't mean it isn't sharp. The sharp edge may just be out of alignment, or rolled over.
Realign the edge by anchoring the tip of a honing steel on a cutting board, and drawing the blade of your knife down the honing steel at a very slight angle, 10 times on each side. I'm sure there's tons of videos on YouTube on how to do it too. The first and worst is cutting on surfaces that are harder than a knife. Stone, glass, ceramic and porcelain are all much harder than even the best knife steels.
That means countertops, baking dishes, cutting boards and plates made out of any of these are terrible surfaces to cut on. I have owned a high carbon kitchen knife for several years now. These are the things I have learned about it.The main thing is just keep it dry. If it's not going to be not used for a while put olive oil on it, and just needs to be honed every now and then.
This goes for all knives not just kitchen knives, Bowie knives, hunting knives, anything that's made out of high carbon steel. Thank you for your interest in my knives, and enjoy your new knife! This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Custom & Handmade".The seller is "raven_forge" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, China, Sweden, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay, Russian Federation.