Well, if people ask what lube I'm using, I refer to the pivot because flat surfaces with no moving parts like a blade don't need lubed lol. If someone asks what I use for rust prevention then I tell them Tuff Glide.jalcon wrote:You guys that are naming your preferred oil/lubricant should really specify if your talking about protecting the blade steel or making the pivot/action smoother.
I searched and found some threads on other forums about Nano-oil, people really like what it does.Henry - get both wrote:I hear so much about nano oil in the knife world but I just cant get over their marketing. Im sure the product works well but all the benefits they claim to be from their diamonds sounds an awful lot like what Royal Purple calls "synerlec technology" or what weapons shield calls "advanced boundary film technology".
"Royal Purple’s proprietary, Synerlec additive lubricant technology is the cornerstone of the product line. Synerlec creates an ionic bond that adheres to metal parts to provide continuous protection even at start-up. This ionic bond keeps a lubricating film on the surface of metal long after ordinary lubricants would have been squeezed out by pressure and heat. Additionally, Synerlec-enhanced lubricants actually improve metal surfaces by responding to increased pressure with increased viscosity until the metal peaks (asperities) undergo deformation and flow into the low spots. Over time, the metal surface becomes extremely smooth and can even develop a mirror-like surface. Synerlec also increases the useful life of the oil with it oxidation resistance."
"Weapons Shield's characteristics are "electro-negative", which causes it to seek out and affix itself to the metallic surface areas. During this process, surface smoothing is accomplished, resulting in improved spread characteristics of the surfaces themselves. The final state of the opposing metal surfaces increases the fluid film strength even more, resulting in greatly reduced wear while imparting extreme pressure (EP) properties to the opposing metal surfaces. The result is a virtual elimination of frictional wear and significant cooling of the entire lubricated area yielding higher energy savings and reduced metallic debris and acids in the oil. This is extensively proven through elemental oil analysis and Ferrography of the used oil, before and after the use of Steel Shield Advanced Boundary Film Technology."
FWIW I use Weapons shield on the pivot and wipe off the excess.
jalcon; I bought Tuff Glide because a year ago everybody on this site said it's good. All they talked about was Nano Oil and Tuff Glide.jalcon wrote:ist lubes are better than tuff glide for that? Lol pisses me off, I bought tuff glide a few months ago solely bc everyone raved about how buttery smooth their knives were from it on the Amazon reviews, lol.
Lol exactly! I remember searching this site and bladeforums about it. I bought it, used it..found it to be ok.jnichols2 wrote:jalcon; I bought Tuff Glide because a year ago everybody on this site said it's good. All they talked about was Nano Oil and Tuff Glide.
Rem Oil was the rave on the AR-15 sites, now they say don't use it. I have to agree on that one though.
Of course, I haven't used the Tuff Glide yet. All my Spydercos work fine without any lube so far.
Forehead oil is awesome for getting tape residue off. Just swipe your fingers across your forehead then rub the residue off with those fingers.Syncharmony wrote:I was reading on a forum (can't remember which, maybe even this one) that someone used oil from their nose as a polish for their knife. So, after a few days of use I noticed my PM2 had some inconsistent coloration on the DLC, patches of lighter and darker black that was kind of bugging me. I thought, what the hell, it's free and as long as no one sees me, then its just my dirty little secret. So I rubbed the bridge of my nose a few times with my finger and then rubbed the blade and I was surprised that it actually WORKED and smoothed out the color and left it a nice flat black. A couple days later, I tried it on my Sage 1 and it also worked to help the blade look beautiful and clean. It's really weird, and honestly I can understand why someone wouldn't do it, but it does actually work believe it or not. Just don't rub the knife directly on your nose, that's just asking for all sorts of trouble.