bigwoolymammoth wrote:I was talking about gunk getting in the tiny gap. im not sure a green scratchy will fit in there. id hate to have to dig stuff out with a toothpick. I do need to study up on the terminology of the specific parts of the knife
If there's any gunk in the machi, just clean it out with whatever fits. If the machi is that small, you can fill it with epoxy or CA glue if it's that much trouble to clean.
BTW, it's been a long time since I've taken a green scrubby to any of my knives, as it's way too abrasive.