I've used it on carbon blades and still use the cloth sometimes on the blades but I'm not impressed with it for a lube. Mineral oil is smoother.
I have used WD40 to clean out pivots on pinned knives but like you said I'd stick with motor oil or something else for lube. We used to use WD40 to slip on BMX bike grips and once that stuff dries those grips are basically glued on. I'd feel better pulling the dip stick out of my car and dripping used engine oil into my pivot lol.Pelagic wrote: ↑Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:49 pmThis going to sound like blasphemy but when I'm on the job working 12+ hours a day and don't feel like disassembling my knife with my limited time off, I'll often just spray the pivot out with brake cleaner and then WD-40 the pivot. Sure, WD-40 doesn't last long at all, but it's free and it gets the job done quickly. If there's some motor oil laying around I'll sometimes use that too.
Yeah I've heard good stuff about that lube that Benchmade sells. But I've yet to talk to anyone who has used it. That's interesting too because it was at two knife shows way back in the 90s>> at those shows they were selling Militec at the Benchmade booth. Also for years Benchmade kept on recommending Militec products for a long time after that as well. And I have used MILITEC products religiously ever since the late 90s and have been very satisfied ever since. Also that synthetic grease that Militec has is really great stuff as well for those of you guys who use grease for certain applications.
As far as corrosion prevention I've yet to find anything much better than the Marine Grade TUF-CLOTH made by Sentry Solutions. Their TUF-GLIDE all purpose lubricant isn't bad either>> although I do like MILITEC better for certain reasons. Actually all of the products made by Sentry Solutions are better than most>> but yet you don't hear people talking about them much anymore like you used to at one time.Woodpuppy wrote: ↑Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:03 pmI use militec-1, too, on knife pivots and on firearms. The grease is good too on firearm slides and M1a/M1 bolts & op rods. I also use mineral oil on blades for corrosion protection. Automotive lubricants work fine too in both applications. What has more critical lube needs, your $500 knife or $50k truck’s engine?
100% agree!Evil D wrote: ↑Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:35 pm
The more I think about it the more I think engine oil may just be the ultimate lube for those reasons. They can be had in different weights too, all you need is a little needle applicator and you're all set.
Woodpuppy wrote: ↑Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:04 pmI’ve used PTFE lubes on firearms for years. Seem to work pretty well, but I like a “clearer” oil better.
@EvilD, I forgot to ask you about the Phil Wood lube. I have a bottle of tenacious oil from oh 20 years ago when I worked in a bike shop. Good for internal gear hubs and not much else, but I bet it would work great on a knife pivot. It’s the devil to clean off though so use it on a knife you’re comfortable disassembling as needed. I wonder if it would slow down the action? It’s basically a gear lube.
In the three years I’ve owned and used my Tasman HB it’s never once seen a screwdriver or single drop of any lubricant. I kept it clean by washing it in saltwater and sometimes service it by flushing with freshwater at the sink.
Again, agree 100%.
Fancy, nice. I slum it with thisMatt Deaner wrote: ↑Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:52 pmI just use motor oil in an applicator pen like this one
https://www.amazon.com/Precision-Applic ... B017L1MOJA