<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>em73</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/71894/ot-the-good-cutlery#post_1973363"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p><br>
Adam Here, too lazy to log out of em's account. Nothing should happen the the blades, they are treated carbon steel, BUT, anything with a plastic or wood handle will start to degrade over time. I wouldn't worry if aesthetics aren't a big deal, but the black handled ones will start to turn white and wood will eventually break down. The all metal ones, should be OK, but I'd just hand wash them with some soap and water.. </p>
Even treated carbon steel and yes, stainless too, can rust if exposed to too much of an unfriendly environment. Keeping the edge is more of the concern IMHO.