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Oil the joints

Postby Luddite » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:27 pm

I have four Spyderco folders but aquired my first one only four weeks ago so bear with me if this is a silly question...

Does the pivot need oiling?

Most of my other folding knife have "oil the joints" printed on the handle or the blades.
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Re: Oil the joints

Postby TazKristi » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:19 pm

Hey, Luddite:
Yes, it does. Here's some great information from an older issue of our newsletter, The Spyderco byte. Just scroll down to the second section.

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Re: Oil the joints

Postby Wanimator » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:21 pm

It doesn't hurt. Definitely prolongs the knife and makes it smoother

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Re: Oil the joints

Postby husq2100 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:23 pm

TazKristi wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:19 pm
Hey, Luddite:
Yes, it does. Here's some great information from an older issue of our newsletter, The Spyderco byte. Just scroll down to the second section.

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Re: Oil the joints

Postby Evil D » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:39 pm

You can use practically anything to lube a knife, from mineral oil to a drop of engine oil. It really doesn't take much or anything super fancy.
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Re: Oil the joints

Postby Daveho » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:48 pm

Look to something food safe if you cut food

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Re: Oil the joints

Postby nicked.onaut » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:00 pm

TazKristi wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:19 pm
Hey, Luddite:
Yes, it does. Here's some great information from an older issue of our newsletter, The Spyderco byte. Just scroll down to the second section.

Kristi
The lubricating oil most frequently used by Luddites? Spindle oil...(with their textile work). The oil used in greatest quantity by Luddites was not for lubrication, of course. (just a little historically accurate dry n' droll humor.)

As for pivot lubrication and The Byte:

https://www.spyderco.com/byte/2013_10_o ... index.html


Small excerpt:
".....In addition to cleaning your knife, you should also lubricate the blade pivot with a high-quality gun oil, silicone lubricant, or Teflon-based lubricant. Do not use WD-40, as it is not a true lubricant. Whatever lube you choose, use it sparingly. Oil attracts dust and dirt and excessive lubrication can actually cause your knife to become dirty......"
Luddite wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:27 pm
Most of my other folding knife have "oil the joints" printed on the handle or the blades.
I've never seen a knife nor blade with such markings. Which of your knives are so marked? Thanks for a pic if you can post such.

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Re: Oil the joints

Postby nicked.onaut » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:52 pm

nicked.onaut wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:00 pm

Luddite wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:27 pm
Most of my other folding knife have "oil the joints" printed on the handle or the blades.
I've never seen a knife nor blade with such markings. Which of your knives are so marked? Thanks for a pic if you can post such.

Sheepish am I. I have at least one knife with those markings, just seen; an old slipjoint probably from the '50s. And no doubt some others stashed in the oldies crypts. Either I never noticed those blade markings (small) in the old days, or I just plain forgot them in my dotage.

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Re: Oil the joints

Postby Tucson Tom » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:19 pm

Good reminder. Any oil is better than nothing. I'll probably use CLP.

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Re: Oil the joints

Postby Luddite » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:51 am

nicked.onaut wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:00 pm
TazKristi wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:19 pm
Hey, Luddite:
Yes, it does. Here's some great information from an older issue of our newsletter, The Spyderco byte. Just scroll down to the second section.

Kristi
The lubricating oil most frequently used by Luddites? Spindle oil...(with their textile work). The oil used in greatest quantity by Luddites was not for lubrication, of course. (just a little historically accurate dry n' droll humor.)

As for pivot lubrication and The Byte:

https://www.spyderco.com/byte/2013_10_o ... index.html


Small excerpt:
".....In addition to cleaning your knife, you should also lubricate the blade pivot with a high-quality gun oil, silicone lubricant, or Teflon-based lubricant. Do not use WD-40, as it is not a true lubricant. Whatever lube you choose, use it sparingly. Oil attracts dust and dirt and excessive lubrication can actually cause your knife to become dirty......"
Luddite wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:27 pm
Most of my other folding knife have "oil the joints" printed on the handle or the blades.
I've never seen a knife nor blade with such markings. Which of your knives are so marked? Thanks for a pic if you can post such.
Hi nick, I have a couple of WW2 pocket knives, non locking, which have this marking.

I also have a few 1960s pocket knives have have it too.

I asked because Spydies are so slick to open one handed I though they might have special bearings that need no oil.

I have a Victorinox Soldier which has a pseudo Spydie hole which is impossible to open one handed even though it is well made.
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Re: Oil the joints

Postby Wanimator » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:40 am

They're oiled and we'll finished which is why they're so easy haha.

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Re: Oil the joints

Postby garret » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:14 am

I use silicone oil, lubricates relatively well and is not aggressive with the materials

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Re: Oil the joints

Postby Crux » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:27 pm

Blue Lube?
Can you find it and can it cut? :eek:

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Re: Oil the joints

Postby Wanimator » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:55 pm

My favorites are Weapon Shield, Royal Purple Synfilm and, Archoil AR-4400 WS2.

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Re: Oil the joints

Postby Larry_Mott » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:07 am

Every time i oil a joint it taste like crap and smokes like a two stroke engine ;) :D
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Re: Oil the joints

Postby Crux » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:33 am

Larry_Mott wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:07 am
Every time i oil a joint it taste like crap and smokes like a two stroke engine ;) :D
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. You've been mostly-dead all day.
Can you find it and can it cut? :eek:

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Re: Oil the joints

Postby u.w. » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:47 am

Larry_Mott wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:07 am
Every time i oil a joint it taste like crap and smokes like a two stroke engine ;) :D
Ahahahahaha... good one.


For pivot lube on my knives I've been using Ballistol for very many years now, and have found it to work exceptionally well. A little goes a long way. Some don't care for it's particular odor, but I kinda like it. (works well on firearms too).

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