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I didn't know a knife would dull just by not being used. How is that even possible?
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carbon steel good.
few licks on the butcher steel makem shave.
cut meat a couple years
stainless not my friend.
im just not good enough.
nickle is tough and corrosion resistant but relatively speaking ..soft
i know theres good ss out there.
im just too cheap i guess.
 

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carbon steel good.
few licks on the butcher steel makem shave.
cut meat a couple years
stainless not my friend.
im just not good enough.
nickle is tough and corrosion resistant but relatively speaking ..soft
i know theres good ss out there.
im just too cheap i guess.
I too like carbon steel
 

Gideon

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Could it be tiny amounts of moisture in a pocket or the air causing micro rust on the edge?

I'm not a sharpener, but I've been told that shaving razors will become dull primarily from being put up wet, developing tiny points of rust along the blade. I dip mine in rubbing alcohol after a shave to clean it and dry it and they last longer.
 

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I've carried a carbon steel pocketknife off and on for nearly fifty years. For quite a few years I carried an SS lockblade on my belt instead. The SS never got dull, but the carbon ones would - also the carbon springs turn black.

My dad carried the exact knife and his springs would be shiny from the wear in his pocket. The only thing I could figure was I either sweat more or have more acid that created a different reaction in the steel.
 

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