Great Eastern Cutlery: Patina grows, character shows

Before the advent of mass-produced stainless-steel knives, virtually all blades were made of carbon steel. When a knife, like this three-blade GEC, developed a patina of gray or even black, the change in color simply was an indication of use.

Some of us still consider patina a sign of character — both of the tool and the owner.

The 1095 carbon steel used by Great Eastern Cutlery is known for taking a wonderful patina. It’s the kind of character that suits us just fine.


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