Cleaning the Native.

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Cleaning the Native.

Postby Knivesinedc » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:15 pm

So I have a Native LTWT and I can't get the pivot clean no matter what I do. The action is really stiff and gritty and I cant get it clean. any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Postby Fancier » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:18 pm

It might be easier if you explained what you'd tried already, but hot water and detergent, followed by a rinse, dry and lube should help.

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Postby Knivesinedc » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:33 pm

Fancier wrote:It might be easier if you explained what you'd tried already, but hot water and detergent, followed by a rinse, dry and lube should help.
I have tried setting it in boiling water to try to lift the crap out of the pivot I have also tried running water through the pivot as I open and close the blade. I have tried a couple of other things but i will give the water and detergent a try. thanks
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Postby Deal4 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:59 am

I have this problem from time to time, and all I do is let it set in a bowl of very hot soapy water till the water is cool. Then I just rinse it off and let it dry. (make sure it is completely dry) and then I just apply a light lube and I am back in business!

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Postby Bighaze51 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:19 am

My usual routine for knives I can't take apart is soak the pivot area in WD-40. Work the blade opened and closed. Blow out with compressed air and wipe off the excess. Repeat as neccessary. Then a drop or 2 of nano-oil. Also, I'll use a toothpick or thermostat screwdriver and a t-shirt rag to clean all around the pivot area and inside the knife. With the are half open you can wipe most of the gunk off the lock bar too

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Postby araneae » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:55 am

WD-40, toothbrush and dish soap, canned air, dry and relube.
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Postby xceptnl » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:14 am

araneae wrote:WD-40, toothbrush and dish soap, canned air, dry and relube.
I do this and use the hand sprayer because the jets afford a higher pressure stream to blast grit out of the contact areas.
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