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 Post subject: Will a Saya accelerate corrosion?
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 2:00 pm 

Joined: Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:53 am
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Hi All

I recently received three knives, one Petty, one Gyuto and one Nakiri all in AS steel
The Petty and Gyuto had Sayas, the Nakiri didn't.

When I opened the package I could see that the edge on both the Gyuto and Petty had started to corrode (probably due to the humid climate in Bangkok and the long time they spent in customs). But to my surprise the Nakiri was clean.

Thus my question, will a knife with Saya corrode faster then a knife without a Saya?


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 Post subject: Re: Will a Saya accelerate corrosion?
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 8:43 pm 
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If the knife isn't fully dry, it can lead to discoloration/rust. Most knives not in sayas ship with an anti rust paper wrapped around the blade, too. Changes in temp/humidity can make moisture form of the blade and if it's in a saya, the moisture has a harder time escaping and can lead to rust.


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