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How long does a steel last?

jpolk Sep 24, 2006 04:15 PM

I have a honing steel which is probably 10 yrs old. I use it every time I take out my knives. Is there a limit on how long they will work? There are a few spots that look more worn than the rest and I was wondering if I should consider a new one.

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    jpolk Sep 24, 2006 07:04 PM

    Great! Thanks, all. I'll look into the 3M scrubbie idea.

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      Kelli2006 Sep 24, 2006 06:08 PM

      My steel is about 10 years old and I have never thought about replacing it. I have never heard of a honing steel wearing out.
      If you think that it may have filled up the grooves with metal particles, you can possibly clean it with a dry 3M scrubbie, but I wouldn't get it wet.

      You can E-mail "Professional Cutlery Direct" and ask them. www.cutlery.com

      1. Candy Sep 24, 2006 05:08 PM

        Mine is at leat 30 years old and still fine.

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