Each Pallarès tool-blade is hand-fashioned from high-quality carbon steel. Carbon steel is harder than stainless steel and will hold its edge longer before needing to be sharpened. It does require a bit of care and attention. It is also natural for carbon steel to develop a patina over time.
Carbon steel makes a harder and stronger cutting blade than stainless steel, it is also easier to sharpen. In return for its performance carbon steel will need a little bit of love and care, as it will tend to oxidise if not well maintained.
– to avoid rusting, it is recommended that carbon steel blades are kept oiled
– do not soak it in water and never place it in the dishwasher
– to clean the blade, wipe the blade with a damp cloth and dry immediately
If your carbon steel blade is beginning to rust, use a scouring pad and acid, such as vinegar and gently rub it on the affected area. After the rust has been removed, dry the blade, re-sharpen and oil to prevent future rusting.
And if that isn't enough - their saftey bright orange colour makes them so
easy to find in the garden should you happen to forget where you put them!