A 6-in. Chef Knife is ideal for anyone who simply feels more comfortable with a shorter blade or has limited space – whether that’s on their cutting board at home or prep station at work. The STEELPORT 8-in. Chef Knife and 6-in. Chef Knife have the same performance aspects, handle size, 2” height at the bolster, and blade width. The 6” has a slightly shorter blade and more curve at the tip.
Carbon Steel is for those who take pride in keeping their tools at peak performance through basic maintenance. Carbon Steel knives like STEELPORT are not stain or rust resistant. Day to day, it is as simple as remembering to hand wash and dry after each use.
Carbon Steel Care Tips
- Always keep your carbon steel knife clean and dry immediately after use.
- Oil your carbon steel blade regularly to maintain its luster and shine. A blade oil treatment is especially important before prolonged storage. Use a neutral food-safe oil, like the STEELPORT Blade Oil made of camellia seed.
- Patina – unique color changes that occur with time and use on carbon steel blades – is natural and necessary, helping protect your blade and tell the stories of the meals it has prepared.
- If rust (dark red/orange spots) does occur, it is important to remove it before pitting can begin.