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Knife lubricant

Postby Mlnarik » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:43 pm

I need to oil the washers of my tenacious, i have wd-40 and household oil, which would be the best to use

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Postby Whitetail addict » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:48 pm

Nano oil is thr best ive used 10w
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Re: Knife lubricant

Postby atv223 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:13 pm

Mlnarik wrote:I need to oil the washers of my tenacious, i have wd-40 and household oil, which would be the best to use
Those are quite possibly the worst 2 options. wd-40 is a poor lubricant and household (3 in 1) will gum up over time. If you use it for food prep, mineral oil. Otherwise there are a lot of good synthetic or petroleum based lubes that work well.

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Re: Knife lubricant

Postby hambone56rx » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:43 pm

Benchmade Bluelube! My local knife store has some on hand and I've bought it from Knives Ship free for about $10! Works well!

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Postby 5-by-5 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:15 pm

WD40 is not a lubricant.
WD stands for "water displacing" and its main use is as a solvent or rust dissolver. The lubricant-like properties of WD-40 come not from the substance itself, but from dissolving components. And the effect doesn't last. WD-40 can be a good substance to start with — it can help clean up rust or other grime

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Postby Bloke » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:41 pm

I don't eat with folders and use NycoLube 127 on knives. I can't fault it and I've not found anything to rival it.

About six months or more ago I pulled apart my DigiCam S30V Millie and cleaned it up. I'd been playing with the drag on a fishing reel too and the little tub of Shimano Ace-2 drag grease I used was close handy so I thought I'd give it a go on the Millie's pivot and washers. So I did!

I used it most sparingly in the blades pivot hole, pin and both sides of the washes and reassembled the knife. To say it's smooth is an understatement and it's still going strong like I just lubed it. :)
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Postby BrianMcCord » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:46 pm

Bloke wrote:I don't eat with folders and use NycoLube 127 on knives. I can't fault it and I've not found anything to rival it.

About six months or more ago I pulled apart my DigiCam S30V Millie and cleaned it up. I'd been playing with the drag on a fishing reel too and the little tub of Shimano Ace-2 drag grease I used was close handy so I thought I'd give it a go on the Millie's pivot and washers. So I did!

I used it most sparingly in the blades pivot hole, pin and both sides of the washes and reassembled the knife. To say it's smooth is an understatement and it's still going strong like I just lubed it. :)
I've heard that the goo in a kangaroos pouch is the best lube out there. If you decide to try it, please video it for all of us to enjoy.

By the way, only live, angry kangaroos have the best goo... :D
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Re: Knife lubricant

Postby 5-by-5 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:19 pm

I've used ballistol for guns and knives for at least 25 years. Interesting history and very useful properties.

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Re: Knife lubricant

Postby Bloke » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:02 pm

BrianMcCord wrote:I've heard that the goo in a kangaroos pouch is the best lube out there. If you decide to try it, please video it for all of us to enjoy.

By the way, only live, angry kangaroos have the best goo... :D
Ah, hahaha! :)

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Re: Knife lubricant

Postby TomAiello » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:13 pm

Just stay away from the Dropbears. Apparently DropBear urine is the world's best lubricant. But it's far too dangerous to try to collect it, so it's incredibly rare.

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Re: Knife lubricant

Postby Bloke » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:16 pm

Ah, hahaha, ah, hahaha! :)

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Re: Knife lubricant

Postby BrianMcCord » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:01 pm

Bloke wrote:Ah, hahaha, ah, hahaha! :)

You blokes are on fire! :cool:
...like a raging bush fire (a bush fire is something COMPLETELY different here :p )

Thanks for being a good sport, Bloke.
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Re: Knife lubricant

Postby jimmd » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:46 am

Another vote for 10-weight Nano Oil.
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Re: Knife lubricant

Postby jmh58 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:59 am

I like Quick Release.. John
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Re: Knife lubricant

Postby abbazaba » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:27 am

+1 for Nano Oil

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Re: Knife lubricant

Postby jacala » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:02 am

I'm currently trying Sentry Solutions Tuf Glide (Rust Inhibitor and Lubricant)on a couple of my Spydies.
Opinions are welcome from anyone who's tried it or using it ?.
Thanks.

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Re: Knife lubricant

Postby Wanimator » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:17 am

Royal Purple Synfilm and Weapon Shield are some of my favorites for the pivot.

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Re: Knife lubricant

Postby TomAiello » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:18 am

I've used Tuf Glide a lot. Pretty much all my non-stainless blades get it. I like it, but I'm using it more as a protectant than a lubricant.

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Re: Knife lubricant

Postby Germinalphrase » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:15 pm

Never used it on knives - but the firearms lubricant Froglube is supposedly edible.

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Re: Knife lubricant

Postby Evil D » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:01 pm

If you're seriously in a pinch for lube, go out to your car and pull the oil dipstick out and let it drip into the pivot. I prefer bearing grease or Vaseline but you have to take the knife apart for that.
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