When you take the time to take care of your knives, then you are less likely to run into problems. Knives are a very important part of bushcraft, like any other tool that you use around your home, you want to make sure they are in good condition in order to produce good results. When you keep your knives sharp, store them properly and use them on the appropriate surfaces, they are likely to last much longer. Remember, after sharpening your knife, quickly rinse it with water and dry it with a soft towel to remove any excess metal shavings. Enjoy the new found sharpness of your blades and see the result.