How long does a steel last?
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.
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.
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