Cool write up D, many thanks for sharing.
I’m thinking of buying some to try myself now. Which oil weight did you buy?
Cool write up D, many thanks for sharing.
I watched that whole series, I was surprised with the results for sure. I've always believed with oil changes, the most important thing is just that you do it and do it routinely.Pelagic wrote: ↑Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:48 amWhile I firmly believe there will be no perceivable difference in a knife from one motor oil to the next, I just thought I'd mention that an excellent youtube channel "Project Farm" has recently tested numerous motor oils in a controlled and unbiased fashion. So while in a knife, only the lubricity test would matter (and even then I highly doubt any differences would be detectable to the user), some will undoubtedly work better than others. I was surprised to find out that Mobil 1 wasn't one of the best oils tested. Admittedly, this is extremely trivial, but this is partially why I was curious about Lucas oil stabilizer. I am also curious about gear oil (85-90 weight) and other thick lubricants that seemingly bridge the gap between oil and grease.
Evil D, or anyone: which lubricants seem to collect the least amount of lint and gunk?
That's exactly the results I've had with mineral oil. Also I find it extremely difficult to believe that Mineral Oil has lubricity properties anywhere near what many of these newer high-tech lubes now have.Evil D wrote: ↑Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:24 amMy problem with mineral oil is it gets gunky after a while. It also seems to attract lint like a magnet. I like that it's cheap and plentiful but there's no way I'd choose it over grease. Maybe for pinned knives I can't take apart but I also think I'd sooner use motor oil unless there's a major concern about food prep. It's easy enough to lube a pivot and not get it everywhere.
Vivi wrote: ↑Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:06 amI would never argue that mineral oil is the most sophisticated lubricrant available today.
I would argue that the difference between mineral oil and other lubes and their effect on folding knife performance is so miniscule it approaches placebo territory.
From a pure smoothness perspective at least.
Different lubes, like greases, can act in different ways, like the mentioned seal effect.
In terms of how smooth X lube makes the pivot of a knife, I think it's such a simple mechanism subjected to such minimal forces (compared to a race car enginge or industrial machines) that the differences are negligible.
Woodpuppy wrote: ↑Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:49 pmThanks for the test and report! So nano oil does no worse than good engine oil, and at least equals it in preliminary testing. It is as I suspected, but had not tested myself. The longer term test may be how often reapplication is required, if it gums up over time, and if one or the other attracts more grunge.
I’m often suspicious of boutique lubes. Look up “fire clean” vs crisco.
Amazon wrote:Will this oil attract dirt in an edc folding knife application?
Answer: "It could if you put too much, but after applicarion and conditioning aka opening and closing a few times you can remove the excess by ringing the knive towards the ground a few times, it will seem dry but the nano will do its job of smooth action. Sorry for short explanation, we are at Shot Show in Las Vegas. Thanks have a great week." see less
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Bloke wrote: ↑Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:07 pmThanks for the update D!
It’s basically what I expected and I s’pose the only thing that remains is the longevity of either one.
Lubrication is a science of its own and Oil Companies invest millions of dollars in research and development of there products so it’s fanciful to think that any knife or gun manufacturer is likely to do there own research irrespective of what brand name they use or colour they tint the oil they pedal. You can bet shillings to pence you can buy the same oil or better off the shelf for a fraction of the price they demand, as you’ve already explained.
Ditto me on this “Reel” oil. Works for a whole lot less $$
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