Chipped knives can be annoying. Sometimes, you simply do not know to deal with it. But before you do anything to your knives, you need to understand how they get chipped. A lot of people think that if a knife looks chipped it is broken. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
The first thing you should know is that any type of sharp object will scratch the knife. Any piece of wood or plastic and metal is going to cause the blade to scrape against it. The knife is designed to scrape in order to cut, so if you have something that gets in the way it is not only going to damage the knife but also the food that it is cutting.
These scratches are actually a form of damage that needs to be addressed. It is not always necessary to replace your knife but it is always a good idea to remove the scratching in order to prevent further damage from occurring. In this case, the repair is much simpler than replacing the blade.
Magnetic racks can also cause knives to get chipped. This is because the magnet can pull the knife rigidly to the metal strip. And if the edge of the blade hits on it, it can potentially chip it. Using widen knife racks helps prevent this so instead of steel, your blade will glide through wood and prevent chipping.
Clean the blade properly.
You need to clean your knives and let them dry before you attempt to repair the scratches. When you get home to make sure you wash the scratches off with a soft cloth to prevent them from happening again. Most people think that the best way to do this is with a knife cleaner but it is not always necessary. The important thing is you must remove the scratches completely.
Make use of a glass or cloth.
If you are looking to remove the scratches on the inside of the knife then the best way to do this is with a glass or cloth. Then take a small chip that has been removed with the stone and wipe it off with a cloth. A smaller chip will come off easily without too much work.
Choose a high sharpening angle.
When it comes to fixing the blades, the trick is choosing a high sharpening angle as changing the shape of the blade on the tip is necessary. By doing some sharpening motions, you can actually end up with a new top and make the chipped area smoother. This may change the entire shape of the knife and even make it shorter, but no one can notice that it was damaged in the first place.
Contact a professional.
Repairing a chipped knife may be too much for you to handle. More so, it can be dangerous if you don’t know how to handle it. In order to repair a chipped knife quickly and effectively, contacting a repair professional will help. Find someone who has experience with the kind of knife that you have. That way, you can expect the best results from their service.