Bloke wrote: ↑Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:28 pmWelcome to the Forum, taklev!
What concerns me about wetting any carbon steel knife is not what I can see but what I can’t see like water getting between scales and blade stock.
I never run any knife under underwater if I can help it except for Salt series knives and I reckon it’s saved me heartbreak.
I just wipe the blade clean with a damp cloth or similar, dry it with paper towel and if I don’t intend using the knife for a while I give it a wipe over with Ballistol and don’t store it in its sheath.
No worries, Taklev, you’re welcome.taklev wrote: ↑Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:40 amFirst of all thank you very much for your numerous answers and the friendly welcome here.
In fact, I already washed the knife in a tub with common household detergent and then under running water.
For a knife with this steel, this was certainly a somewhat amateurish procedure, especially because of the lack of drying at the end.
The second knife I bought is the "Respect", which I also like very much, because I rather love the big knives - although Spyderco is a specialist for folders.
Yes, I recently thought I’d check out some modern Bowie renditions too.taklev wrote: ↑Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:48 amThank you very much,
I really like Bowie knives and their modern interpretations. One knife I have always cherished is the "old" SOG Bowie knife made of carbon steel and made in Japan.
With this knife I would not have had the idea to clean it so thoughtlessly, because I knew it was prone to rust.
Thanks Taklev. Yes, the Bradley Bowie is a really great interpretation of the modern Bowie. I’m glad I have one.taklev wrote: ↑Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:34 amThe Bradley Bowie is really a beautiful knife too. I also have 2 pieces of Becker Knives in my collection, from the time when this was an independent company.
One of my biggest Bowie knives is the Puma Bowie Model 6376 - made in Solingen, the neighboring town of where I live.