yesyes wrote:Hello all,
I just received my new favorite knife, the Techno. Everything about it is amazing and I absolutely love it! I was wondering though, when should I lube the pivot area and how often? Also, what are the recommended products to use? It already opens lightning fast out of the box. I just want to keep it in tip top shape.
Also, I had a question about sharpening CTS-XHP. It is scary sharp already but I'd like to maintain it. I tried searching for sharpening CTS-XHP but didn't find much about using the Sharpmaker. I have never sharpened a knife before, but I'm thinking about getting the Sharpmaker. Is the Sharpmaker sufficient enough for CTS-XHP? I also have some leather belts I can use to strop (which I've never done as well). Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks guys and sorry for being a steel noob!
Lubing pivot area depends on how dirty it gets, which depends on use.
However if you disassemble you knife - Spyderco cancel automatically warranty, even if you did not
damage your knife. For this reason Spyderco warranty is kind of fiction for me - I do clean and lube
my knives myself.
There is no anything special for sharpening CTS-XHP - it is not high abrasive steel, it just has very good
edge holding ability (and those is very different things even many mistake them as same property, highly
abrasive resistand steel as CPM S90V do not hold edge as well as CTS XHP) and it is easy to sharpen.
Sharpmaker I would recommend you to have - this is good way to introduce yourself to sharpening if you
are not experienced in that at all and let you keep you blade sharp with light use. For ultimate sharpening - if
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