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Why are there black stains on my wooden knife holder?

Updated: Jan 18

Knives with a high iron content that have not developed a patina will produce a black stain on wood, even if thoroughly dried before placing them on the holder. The knife in this

image produced all visible stains. Black smudges will not necessarily take the shape of the knife in question, and don't just appear over the magnetized area. While such black smudges are rare, be sure to use your knife holder only for cutlery that has a stainless finish.

Fortunately, these types of stains are relatively shallow. To correct the problem, your knife bar will need to be sanded with 320 grit sandpaper. This is best done with a drum sander or orbital sander on the entire surface. This can be done at wooDsom's factory if you choose. Your knife holder will be returned in its best possible condition with a new mounting kit and wooden plugs.


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