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​Choosing The Right Blade

Posted by Dexter Russell Cutlery on

It is important that the correct blade material is chosen for the job to ensure that the right steps to maintaining the knife are made. 

Carbon Steel

High carbon blades are very sharp, sharpen easily, and hold an edge very well. Carbon steel blades are prone to rusting and staining. It is important to clean them and dry them off by hand as soon as you are done using them. Leaving them out to dry is a good way to ruin these knives as the blades will rust and corrode.

Check out these popular Carbon Steel Knives!

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is an alloy of iron, chromium, nickel, and molybdenum with a small amount of carbon. Stainless steel blades are highly resistant to corrosion.


Dexter has combined the best of both worlds; Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel. Dexter’s proprietary DexSteel is a mix of high-carbon, high-alloy stainless steel, that is specially engineered for professional knives. This special blend of elements enhances sharpness, edge holding capabilities, corrosion resistance and ease of re-sharpening.

Check out these popular DexSteel Knives!

  • High Carbon
  • Stainless Steel
  • DexSteel