TkoK83Spy wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:11 pm
Have you oiled your blade yet, or just letting it go naturally and see how it does?
Actually I have never oiled the whole blade itself, just the the small part of the very pivot area that is hidden behind the scales and that I can´t really access due to the pinned construction - two times in a month or so.
Otherwise,yes, I just let it go without ever oiling the blade and just wiping it off after cutting food like I´d do with any knife.
The Manix has developed a slight patina and definitely a lot of tiny specs, both red and black.. but this is very hard to capture on photo (angle and light matter a lot here) - I still tried to take one for you (see below), and this pic actually exaggerates a lot what can be normally seen.
One thing is very obvious on my specific knives: REX 45 so far develops less patina, but a lot more specs than the exposed part on my HAP 40 blades (those have a heavy grey/blue patina, but no specs at all, despite being used and (not...) cared for just like the REX 45)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40