The Mastiff wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:27 pm
Nothing rusts when cared for. If you get salt on your knife just wash it off. That Delica can just be washed off like your tableware by hand if needed ( no dishwasher). I have run mine through the washer and dryer in pants pockets many times with no damage. If you just run water over the knife if it is full of sweat and dry it off it should be fine. I prefer to clean the blades of sweat rather than just wiping it off but I'm pretty sure an oily rag will do a good enough job provided you are a human here on earth anyways.
If I do something like run it through the washing machine I just re oil the pivot afterward. The takeaway is these things are pretty durable and don't really need anything unusual for care.
I used to do 14 hour landscaping shifts. It'd be 90-105F and humid. Can't help but sweat in those conditions. I could oil my blade, but that wears off after using the knife. Sweat would seep into every nook and cranny. Liners would rust before the day was over. Things can rust even when cared for.
Blades are pretty easy to wipe down....liners, pivot pins, etc. are not. I've tried leaving a film on the liners of my Police 3 and they still get rusty after it wears off. Blade does fine, it's never rusted, but every pivot pin on my Millies and Para has, most my liners do, etc. My DLC Para 2 had a flawless blade, but the liners and pivot pin were 100% rusted over despite frequent rinses.
Those surfaces usually have much less polish than the finish of the blade. Polishing them by hand can help, but why spend my time oiling hardware and polishing liners when Salts exist?
It strikes me as pretty pretentious to imply anyone that has corrosion issues with a material you don't can't exercise basic knife maintenance. We all use our tools in different ways in unique environments. I will never understand the complete dismissal various members here have for those of us that place a higher priority on corrosion resistance.
I'd never tell someone that prefers the edge holding of S110V over PE H1 that with proper maintenance any steel can stay sharp throughout a days work. Some people cut more stuff than I do, and don't want to stop to sharpen their knife. Just like I expose knives to more corrosive environments than most, but don't want to stop to rinse it out every half hour and sand it out weekly. For some reason everyone here is ok with wanting more edge holding, but multiple forumites are eager to dismiss the idea of rust proof knives, since they don't personally need them.