Dexter Carbon Chef

Dexter Carbon Chef

150.00

Dexter knives, founded in 1884 is now the largest cutlery manufacturer in the USA. While most of their knives are stainless, this vintage chef from the ~1950s is carbon steel. The 10" blade is surprisingly thin which is uncharacteristic for larger knives. The carbon steel combined with the slim blade allows this knife to cut very cleanly during use. The wooden triple pin handle is in excellent condition. Light weight and agile, this is far from the average Dexter.

Carbon steel can rust if neglected. To avoid corrosion and rust, be sure to wash and dry your knife immediately after use. Leaving moisture or acidic material on the blade will cause corrosion. Every carbon steel knife will develop a patina, which is healthy. The patina helps protect the knife and will look grey/blue in color. Yellow or orange is rust or corrosion. While carbon steel may require a little more care compared to a stainless knife, the benefits of extreme sharpness, edge retention and ease of edge maintenance are worth the extra attention.

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